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Cdr/dvd Hello I am having problems with my cdrw/dvd-rom.It is a quanta sdr-081 drive for a gateway solo 1400 laptop.I have cleaned optics, uninstalled then reinstalled drivers from many diferent web sites.Still having same problem cdrw/dvd will read dvd wonderfully,does not read cds.It seems like it is trying to read cds like a dvd.Can anyone help.Will be greatful.Thank you!

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On ejecting the draw on my quanta sdrr-081 dvd-rom drive,the whole case slid out i shut down the computer and slid the case back in as i noticed it was just a plug in connection .re booted and re installed drivers to no joy.it is dead no l.e.d lighting checking in management tells me it's working fine but this drive is no longer visable in the my computer listing

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The lazer might be going bad on the CD side instead of DVD side i recommend a new ROM drive

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I would 'slap' Windows around, and make it reinstall the drivers for the DVD optical drive.

Vista:

[Note* All clicks are Left-click unless otherwise noted]

1) Click on Start (Windows logo button)

2) Click on Control Panel

3) Click on Device Manager

4) After Device Manager loads all the way, click on the + sign to the left of -
DVD/CD-ROM drives

5) Right-click on the name of the DVD optical drive

6) Click on Uninstall

Windows will come up with a 'squawk box',
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It's okay, click on OK.

Now close all windows, and go back to the desktop screen.
Restart the computer.

When Windows has fully loaded you should get a pop-up out of the system tray,
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Laptop on open the DVD optical drive tray.
Turn the laptop off.
Remove ALL power to the laptop.
(AC adapter {Charger} and Battery)
Use a can of compressed air for computers.

Or use a disk cleaning device for cleaning CD/DVD optical drives. (Power plugged into the laptop)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
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I have an Inspiron m1710 laptop and the combo cd/dvd drive is not recogninzing cds or dvds inserted into it.


Hello,
Just follow the link http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems/en-us
and also click on NOW RUN from right side box. It will automatically give you the message, well or bad.
If the problem with the lens, you should try cleaning the lens,with disk cleaner, it's already gone bad and there is no harm to take a risk to open or disassemble the dvd/cd rw,click on the bellow link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaiTJYHQCCg

1. When running your pc, open the drawer.>
2. clean the optical lance
3. http://www.howtodothings.com/computers/a3631-how-to-clean-a-cd-rom-drive.html
4. now you can fit to your pc
If it does the same problem please change the cd/dvd rw because the lance has defected.
for LAPTOPdo the 6 step
http://www.insidemylaptop.com/disassemble-hp-pavilion-dm4-laptop/
http://www.insidemylaptop.com/removing-upgrading-dvd-cd-rw-on-dell-latitude-c840/
http://www.insidemylaptop.com/take-apart-hp-pavilion-dv5-laptop
follow step 7
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Hello,
I cant understand what device (laptop/desktop)you are using.
So i will try to present, desktop or the laptop also.

Click on the link
http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems/en-us
And clink on RUN NOW from right side box
It will fix your problem.

It could be a problem with the lens, you shouldtry cleaning the lens, it's already gone bad there is no harm in trying. If you take a little risk can solve.Follow the instruction: Don't panic it's very simply.
  1. When running your pc, open the drawer.>
  2. clean the optical lance
  3. now you can fit to your pc
  4. If it does the same problemplease change the cd/dvd rw because the lance has defected.
  5. HOW TO REPLACE CD ROM e.g. follow link=http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph07164&lc=en&dlc=&cc=us&lang=&product=242024

For Laptop http://www.insidemylaptop.com/disassemble-gateway-mx-model-ma2a-series-laptop/

Hope it will help you.

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