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PCMCIA slot and DVD/CD

Both my PCMCIA slot and my DVD/CD stopped working from one day to the next. I can check the status' of both and it states that both are working properly. I am sure it must be something simple, but for the life of me, I have not been able to find where the problem lies. Any ideas/solutions would be welcome.

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  • Qalamitykid Nov 09, 2008

    PCMCIA slot is on the right and CD/DVD is on the left. Since neither works, I cannot use the recovery disk that came with computer. But when I put the CD in, my icon arrow has a small cd to it's right and that is as far as it goes. When I check the properties, it shows that whatever is in there is full but will not allow me to access it at all. It also states that the drive is working properly.



    On the PCMCIA slot, yes I use it alot but it is with a card that remains in place and I use an access card that slides into that pcmcia card. I have used different pcmcia cards but get the same result each time. I have never had this computer overheat, but there still could have been some board damage that I am not or was not aware of.

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This is kind of a multi tier question answer that requires you do some diagnostic. First, is the PCMCIA slot and DVDrom on the same side of the computer? Also, do you always use the PCMCIA slot? First diagnostic is to try and boot off a XP cd or recovery cd you should have got w/ the computer to see if the DVDrom is in fact not functioning. Next, if you have the ability to try a different PCMCIA card in the slot that would be helpful.

There is a very good chance the PCMCIA slot damaged your board if you use a card all the time as some devices out there can get REALLY hot and do some internal damage.

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

  • Brad Hamilton Nov 12, 2008

    I think it's too convenient that both devices died at the same time. It's most likely a bad controller on the board and would need a motherboard replacement.

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