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Cd drive problem

I recently got my cd drive replaced,4 weeks later and i,m getting "power calibration error" when i try and burn a dvd,and also get "try other disks",i been using 3 diff brands since the trouble started,same problems,it says the device is working ok when i open the properties in the drive,it burns cds but wont burn dvds,i,m getting annoyed with it,i dont wanna end up buying another drive.

my laptop is a toshiba satellite l20
cd drive is matshita dvdram uj 841S

i was told maybe the drive needs reinstalled but i have no idea in doing so and i,m not very computer literate to be fair,so any diagrams would be welcome or a complete list of tests to do,with explanations in the test,i,m at my wits end with the cd drive as i need to get important stuff off my laptop

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  • jasonmcl Nov 17, 2008

    hi there,scuse my total ignorance regarding the matter,any chance in telling me how to do it,i,ve no idea where to find the device manager,and what to look for,and what to do,sorry bout this,i,m really computer stupid.

  • jasonmcl Nov 17, 2008

    system - microsoft windows xp home edition version 2002 service pack 3
    intel (R) celeron (R) m processor 1.40 GHz
    1.40 GHz,448 mb of ram

    hope this helps you,many thanks for trying to help me,really appreciate it.


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Uninstall the cd device in device manager then reinstall, but, instead of asking the pc to do it automatically tell the pc to search the internet for the drivers

hope this works for you

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Nov 17, 2008

    i need to know what operating system you are using before i can instruct you on how to get to the device manager

    regards


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Nov 17, 2008

    ok here is how to get to "device manager" right click on the "my computer" icon, select the properties tab (at the bottom) this will bring up a new window with muliple tabs "device manager" is there on the top row and select that, look down the list until you find cd roms click on the + and it will drop down to reveal the cd/dvd, right click and unistall, it will dissapear from the list.
    Reboot the PC and let if find the hardware again, i might prompt you to install drivers, just click next until your done

    I hope this helps

    kind regards

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