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Problem with disc drive

Well not long after I got my notebook pc, my disk drive started having trouble reading CDs and DVDs. It makes a short whine noise repeatingly like it's trying to read the disk. Sometimes will not read the disk and I have to reincert it and prey for it to work.

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  • Chocolateme Dec 01, 2007

    Sometimes windows media player won't recognize that my computer even has a disk drive. Other times it says the drive is empty.

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You didn?t mention the type of disk (something you burned or bought) or the physical condition of the disks (brand new, some scratches or lots) but if they?re commercial CDs or DVDs and you can play them in another laptop or player you should be able to play them in your laptop consistently. About the only thing I would recommend doing to a new laptop drive still in warranty would be to clean the drive using a commercial CD cleaning disk. If you still have trouble reading commercial CDs that play in other devices I would contact the manufacturer?s technical support for repair.

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