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BIOS will not recognize the cd-drive. Is it beyond repair? If not, how do I fix it? Thanks, I have no hair to left to pull out agroom

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After having no success with the THIRD burner, you should have deduced that its the computer, not the DVD device, that is causing the problem.

Try entering BIOS SETUP, to see if the BIOS recognizes the DVD device.
Check that it is "enabled", not "disabled".

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My drive is not showing up in my computer nor it's not reading any cd/dvd

Simple test - try to boot from it. If you can't, or the unit isn't even recognized as present in the BIOS then it's dead - replace it.
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I have also the same problem and after firmware upgrade i found that my drive does not detected by my pc's bios setup. is there any solution for backup the process or repair the drive.I edited the...

did u upgrade ur BIOS firmware ?
if so it's gone corrupt...if u have the backup of the original firmware...then FLASH the BIOS with that...else u may have to change the BIOS chipset....but that may be a tricky issue as the chip is fixed in the motherboard....
Cardinal Rule 1
NEVER UPGRADE / NEVER MAKE ANY CHANGES TO UR FIRMWARE ON ANY HARDWARE.....THE HARDWARES ARE MFG TO AND FIRMWARES ARE INSTALLED TO WORK THE WAY THEY ARE MADE...99.99% of the people who made changes to the firmware on any of their hardwares....have always faced issues later with the hardware...

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Does the tray open for you? Re-boot the computer and go into the BIOS and see if it is listed by the BIOS. Did you accidentally remove the hardware? Go into the control panel and add new hardware and see if it detects the drive and re-installs it. Otherwise the drive might have stopped working.

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Error code 39 means your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or not recognized by Windows or other programs, so you cannot play or access a CD or DVD.

This issue might have occurred after you installed, uninstalled, or updated a program or Windows Vista.

Also make sure the DVD drive is enabled in the Bios

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check the cable connection and turn on the auto detect process on hdd/cd on bios

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Go into your BIOS and see if you can get it to autodetect the drive. You should be able to this but I can't tell you how to because all BIOS setups are different.

Then save your BIOS and reboot.

The drive should then be recognised as the right thing.

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Check your different jumper settings in the drive; Is your CD RW drive set in the proper setup as a slave or master drive; or as a single drive.Check in your bios, in the disk management section if your CD RW is detected.

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try updating the friver first, fimware flashing isn't really for the average end user and yes you would risk ruining the drive beyond any simple repair. also make sure the drive supports dl disks, and try another dvd maybe even buy a differnet brand dvd+rdl, if you decide to change the firmwar emake sure you open the device manager and get the newest firmware version for that exact drive from the manufacturer of the dvdrom drive not the computer, lenovo is the company that made assembled the computer the parts may be from different companies, I'd say that the drive may be bad or windows may be having an issue with the driver.

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