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CD ROM doesn't detect discs at all?

I recently installed this model of CD ROM drive on a work computer running Windows 2K. It was one I'd had from a previous computer and works fine in other systems. The computer detected the drive fine, and for about a week it had no trouble detecting discs. Then, at seemingly random, it stopped detecting the discs. When I put a disc in, the drive will light up for a few seconds as if it's reading the CD, then it stops, and doesn't show that a disc is loaded. I have disconnected and reconnected the cables, replaced the IDE cables, triple checked the jumper configurations and bios settings, everything should be working flawlessly, but it isn't. I even had a tech talk me through resetting everything in windows to make it redetect the drive, to no avail.

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Re: CD ROM doesn't detect discs at all?

My best quess wouldbe that the drive went out and you just don't realize or want to admit it. Switch it back to another system to test it, if it still dosn't work scrap it. Otherwise I would try booting to dos with an old 98se disk, see if it's your OS if it is, reinstall 2k.

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Hello.. I need some help. I am using toshiba satellite a1O system laptop was fyn till nw..all of a sudden windows doesnt load..when i turn the power on, the toshiba logo is shown..then black...

First thing you do is to see what hard disc installed in your laptop. You can check that by checking it in your bios system. To check in your bios system first turn off your computer then press delete while your laptop is booting up. Then you will see if there is a hard disk detected in your lap top if there is a detected hard drive this means you have a problem in your windows installed in your lap top.
There is also a reason why those message appear if the first boot of your laptop is the CD/DVD ROM. Check you CD/DVD ROM if there a CD inside this may the first on to read while the laptop booting up. Remove the cd inside your CD/DVD ROM. Then restart your laptop. Check your hard disk connector it may have some loose contact thats why your laptop did not recognize the hard disc.
Hope this can help keep on touch with fixya. Hope to hear some testimonial from you. . .

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Either spend $40 to buy a new CD/DVD reader/writer,
or take the CD-ROM with the files to another computer.
Spend $10 to buy a 4Gbyte USB memory-stick.
On the other computer, copy all the files from the CD-ROM disk to the memory-stick.
Move the memory-stick to your computer, and install from the files now on the memory-stick.

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Re: Samsung CD-Rom SC-148C in Dell Dimension 2350 Cannot eject/open tray to CD-Rom - I have tried ejecting tray while re-booting from setup to see if its a software problem of some kind. I've...

  1. Turn off the power to the computer.
  2. Insert a steel rod (about 1.3 mm in diameter) into the emergency eject hole and push hard. (A stiff paper clip may be used).
  3. The disc tray is ejected a short distance. Pull it all the way open by hand. roadfox_2.jpg

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When i put a disc in the drive it trys to spin up but then fails and then winds down and it does that a whole bunch of times untill it just gives up. but when i go under my computer and click on the disc...

Nothing to do with the rest of the pc, it's the reading head inside the drive that is faulty: it's no longer capable of detecting the disk because it's covered in dust. Try to blow away the dust with a can of compressed air and then wipe the lens with a q-tip. If this doesn't help then the dust has been baked on the surface of the plastic lens and this is terminal - you will have to replace the drive.

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I cannot open cd's on my emachine 4260. Can you help? The discs have data on them (Knitting patterns)

It could be a proiblem with the cd-rom drive or the computer. You can try and run a cd lens cleaning kit in the drive to try and clean the lens. Also try using a different SATA or ATA cable for the drive depending on which one it has(the cable could be bad). I would take out the cd-rom drive and try installing it into another computer to verify if the drive is working. If the drive acts the same in a different computer then replace the drive. If it does not then there might be a hardware problem with the e-machine motherboard.

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The CD ROM Drive is not ejecting properly

Locking device / software installed
First, verify no locking software is being loaded, which would allow the CD-ROM tray not to open. If you are unable to determine this, reboot the computer and as it is booting up, attempt to eject the tray. No power to computer or CD-ROM drive
If you have recently installed a new CD-ROM drive or you have moved the computer, it is possible that the power to the CD-ROM may have become loose or disconnected. Check the cable connections. Bad eject button
If you are running Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows ME, or Windows XP, open My computer, right-click on the CD-ROM drive and choose the option to eject. If this ejects your CD-ROM drive tray, it is likely that the button on the CD-ROM drive has become defective and it is recommended that the drive be replaced. CD stuck within drive
It is possible that a CD may have become stuck within the CD-ROM drive. If the CD-ROM drive has a small hole (that is not the head phone jack), using a paper clip, place the paper clip within the hole and attempt to manually eject the CD-ROM tray. If the CD-ROM drive is only partially able to be opened, attempt to pull the tray gently to see if it can be manually ejected. If it cannot be opened any further, it is likely that the gears within the CD-ROM drive have become bad, dislodged, or that a CD is positioned in the drive, which does not allow it to open. Incompatibility with IDE / ATAPI interface
If you have an IBM compatible computer and recently installed the CD-ROM drive and are unable to open the drive, attempt to temporarily disconnect the IDE cable to verify that you not experiencing an issue with an incompatibility between the CD-ROM and motherboard. Once the IDE cable has been disconnected, power on the computer and see if the CD-ROM drive tray is now able to be opened. If the drive is able to be opened with the IDE / ATAPI cable disconnected, it is recommended you use the interface card supplied with the CD-ROM drive or the ATAPI interface on the sound card / motherboard. Bad drive
Unfortunately, if after following the above recommendations you are still unable to properly open the CD-ROM drive using the button on the front of the CD-ROM drive, it is likely defective and should be replaced. Caution: If you are able to open the CD-ROM drive using a paper clip. We do not recommend that you continue using the CD-ROM drive by manually ejecting the CD-ROM using a paper clip. The drive should be replaced and this is not meant to be used as a temporary solution. Additional information and tips for buying a new CD-ROM drive can be found on our CD-ROM buying tips section.

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Mitsumi cd-rom fx4821t wont work

have you installed any software for compiling the data and writing it on the disc....
try to use nero and tell if it shows any error

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SAMSUNG CD-ROM SH 152>> Detection Error

Dear Sheila

After connecting it to the motherboard, switch on the pc, then go to properties of "my computer" then choose "Hardware" then choose device manager and over here u will come to know weather ur CD rom has been detected or not, if it has a question mark then it means u have to install drivers for it, but if ur using Win XP, i am sure it shd detect automatically and need not ask for drivers. Hoping a good rating from u....!!!


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The CD-ROM, Run but too slow.

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Windows xp compatible?

It's a bog standard CDROM drive, there's nothing about it that's not XP compatible. Check and make sure the connectors are seated properly. Check the firmware, there is an update, try This drive is reported to have CD-RW issues, but everything else should be fine (I think the firmware fixes that) If your still having problems, its' probably a bad drive.

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