Question about Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook
All of a sudden when I place a dvd or cd in my cd/dvd driver (D) nothing happens does not read at all. I am desperate to get this fixed.
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How old is the notebook? There is 3 possibilities to get it fixed:
1. It might be the CD you're trying. Did you try another CD? or DVD to see if it does the same?
-If yes you might have the read/write head dirty and all you have to do is buy a lens cleaner follow the instructions and clean the drive. This is worth a try.
- If you are referring to CD's that you are BURNING with the same drive and the drive would not read it. Then most probably you did not get a brand of CD's / DVD's which are suitable for your drive. Check your drive's laptops manual to see the reccomended media.
2. Upon doing this check if you installed any software which might affect the drive. Such programs include. ASPI dirvers Daemon Tools copiers such as Nero and Alcohol 120% or others such as Clone CD. If so uninstall the offending program and reboot to see what happens. Sometimes even games might cause the problem.
3. Is the PC / Laptop old? As i did not have any details. And if it made any "funny noises" most probably its a hardware problem and it compromises reliability so if you tried all the above. You best bet is to check for a replacement drive. They do not cost much.
Hope that this Fixya helped you in any way.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
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