My compaq f700 dvd roms dvd has stoped working, i put a cd rom in and thats it it shows in my computer and when i check properties it shows its working properly. the rom does not even eject and the light does not show either.
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Try to Update or Roll Back the driver in Device Manager, DVD/CD-Rom drives. You can find the drivers for the DVD/CD Rom here, select your OS: http://support.emachines.com/em/driver/nb/e725.html If you could explain further what happens when you put in a CD? Is the DVD/CD Rom Icon showing it Computer folder?
You must determine if the problem is the media you are using (CD, DVD) or the drive itself. (CD/DVD Rom)
First see if the driver is installed for the CD/DVD ROM by Right clicking My Computer and choosing Properties, Hardware, Device Manager. Clikc the plus sign next to DVD/CD Rom Drives to see if there is a yellow exclamation point, or question mark. This means you need to install the correct driver. If there are no yellow exclamation marks or question marks your driver is installed properly.
Next try playing difffernt CD's to see if any of them work. Confirm they are good CD's by playing them on another device, then try them on your Compaq. If the Cd's play on another device you may possibly be experiencing read errors on the CD/DVD Rom drive. Try using a CD Laser Cleaner that will clean the laser head of the CD /DVD Rom. it looks like a CD with small brushes on the music side. This may solve a read error problem. if that does not solve your problem you may need to replace the CD/DVD Rom drive.
try this go to the device manager click on the DVD/CD rom drives and right click the options and then click uninstall Now right click on the DVD/CD rom drives and then click scan for hardware changes now open the cd tray and put and dvd.
i think this is a common problem we encounter when DVD rom lens is becoming faulty. it can only read cd but not DVD then after some time wont read any disk at all. if your drive still has store warranty it would be best to claim the warranty. i tried fixing this kinda problem but it cost me almost the price of a new 1 LOL.
It can use a DVD-Rom just make sure that the door is the same size as your old cd-rom so it will fit into the side of your laptop and also make sure that you remove the bracket from the back of the old cd-rom and reattach it to the back of the DVD-rom you want to put in your laptop so that way you can screw it into place
Is you cd-rom drive shot - are you trying to boot up your computer through an xp or windows cd? If it is, it's not going to recognize and boot up. You'd be best getting a new drive - look around for someone with a Compaq Evo 800cp. They have the same exact cd-rom drive. Here are your compatible cd-rom devices: TEAC DW-224E-A or a Compaq DVD-ROM DRN-8080B otherwise try a HP SD-C2612. I have these three drives. They all work really well.