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Defunct cd drive

My gateway notebook will no longer recognize cds! Everytime I put a cd in the drive it will whirl like its about to play and then send the message "there is no disc in the drive". Any suggestions that are ideally suuuuuuper easy? : - ). This problem began after installing a hard drive. The hard drive worked fine, and then was also no longer recognized by my computer and to make it work, I have to manually check songs in order to put them in my ipod. Could the two problems be related? I would so appreciate your help.

Your friendly computer idiot.

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    A Womans Computer Man May 11, 2010

    you can try to clean the lens inside..but be careful not to get any liquid inside..

    otherwise, those are cheap and easy to replace..you can find a replacement online easy..knowing the model nubmer of the computer helps too.


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Thats ok my friend, What you have to do is that your system is selecting the kind of hardware that will work with it.
So u go online and find the same product and maker for the cds and harddrive ok
Or you get the cd drive out and check for Dusting the part both lens and some hollowed part of it ok
or the problem with that kind of cd you want to play may be a corrupted cd for the system.
Aright , make use of that and please, rate this Solution.
bye.

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

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