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I put a cd in the cdrom and it want read it and it want open it either

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  • andy kissan May 11, 2010

    hi sorry i need more info like type of cd and drive software and what is on the disk cheers


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Use a head cleaner cd to clean the head of your cd drive. your cd drive is having a hardware problem so its not opening you can use a pin to open it while pressing the eject button. There will be a small hole near eject button.

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Hi there

Thanks for posting your problem on fixya

IT seems that problem your cdrom drivers please go to device manager >> right click on my computer then click on hardware then click on device manager double click to cdrom and uninstall cdrom drivers then reboot and reinstall cdrom drivers. Your cdrom working fine

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hard drives dont read cd's
does the door close?
if not close it.

1)left clik my computer
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3)right clik on my computer
device manager
look for a yellow exclamation point or red X where the cd-rom is.
high light the cd-rom
right clik
restart the computer
windows will detect and re-install the cd-rom drive.
try a cd

if that doesnt work update windows

also buy a cd-rom cleaner at your local electronics store
clean the drive w/th cleaner
try a cd

if updating your driver for the cd rom drive and all ive suggested then its time for a new cdrom drive

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