I bought my latop 3 yr ego.eventually my DVD drive got problamatic.it was nt reading ny cds-or dvds.so i replaced the DVD ram with a new drive 4m 1 of my friend's new 2008 model toshiba Satellite A100.but my system is nt at all detecting the new dvd ram.only once or twice it detected it.but after that is nt detecting.but when i put my old drive back its detecting it.n i've ensured that the new drive is working on other laptops..so how could i fix it??
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dampen a q-tip with glass cleaner and gently wipe off the laser on your cd drive.
After that then try different dvds, cds, etc.
If it still can't read anything then the laser is bad and the whole drive would have to be replaced.
I had the same problem, this is what worked for me.... I opened the cd/dvd drive on the side of my laptop and gently cleaned the small laser and hey presto it worked, can now erase,read and play my discs.Give this a try it only takes a few seconds. Good Luck
I had similar problem on a Toshiba Satellite A30 laptop, I simply had to reconnect DVD drive. It usually loosing it's connection with motherboard and drive is visible in My Computer but it doesn't recognize any discs. If reconnection does not solve your issue you may try to update your DVD firmware and if it won't help replace DVD drive. Good Luck!
This could be several causes. is it a dvd Rom Drive ??
first this could be software related. i.e which program is stating that it,s a blank cd ( windows or another program ? ) i.e nero or similar ?
try uninstalling the device ( DVD ) in control panel/system/device mansger. re-boot the computer and it should state. new device/harware found and ask for a driver.
If this does,nt work theres a chance that if you are using packet writing software, the disks are not finalising, hence they will not be recognised, as the T.O.C table of contents are not being written to the disk ( Finalizing )
Finally the read laser could be out of alignment or not powering up suffiently to read, other formats.
Hope this guides you to some success.
Mike @ Compurepair.