Question about Gateway Computers & Internet
Drop a factory made music CD into the drive while the computer is on. Most CD Readers have a small headphone jack on the front face of the drive. After you drop a music CD in the CD reader plug in a set of headphones in the headphone jack (if your CD reader has one, some of the newer one don't have this feature) and see if you hear music. A CD reader will play a music CD with out you doing anything to your computer or the CD reader. If you do hear music the CD reader is most likely good and it will be a problem with a driver or a physical connection to the computer (physical connection = data cable going to the CD reader isn't pushed in all the way in the connector on either the CD reader or the motherboard).
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
First go to my computer see if drive shows up…
second (figuring it didn’t) go to control panel -> System -> hardware(tab) -> device manager
third check to see if little (!) is on the tiny pic of cd-rom drive if so you have a driver problem and need to reload it off your system restore disk or windows disk (do this by right-clicking on cd-rom, -> properties
and click roll-back driver first, when that fails click re-install driver and do that…
fourth after doing that and restarting, and the comp STILL fails to see it, open up comp. take plugs out the back of cd-rom and look at them (shouldn’t be dusty on inside, make sure no burn marks on power cord plug-in) then plug back in snuggly… restart again and see if that works… if not…
fifth…. go to comp store and buy cd-rom for >$20 (if that much)
best-buy, walmart, online at tiger direct, etc.
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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