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Sony PCV-RS720G - DVD-Rom gone bad

I have a Sony PCV-RS720G and the dvd-rom went bad. Bought a replacement but can't get the computer apart to swap them. Any idea how the front cover comes off and if the drives slide out?

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Re: Sony PCV-RS720G - DVD-Rom gone bad

Here is a link to instructions that detail how to replace a hard drive but it shows you how to open the case: javascript:moreinfowindow('',600,560,10,10,'Manuals')

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I wiped out the cd/dvd DRIVERS on my sony pcv-rs310

Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question /exclamation mark ? ! or a red X right click to update driver

you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd restart your computer then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard

if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer

Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders







This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.

hope this helps

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Help me remove DVD burner for replacement on my Sony PCV-RS720G. Get screws out but something keeps hanging it up and I can't find what it is.

Make sure to remove the power and data cables from the back of the drive.
Sometimes there is a lever or catch of some sort that releases the drive.

Good luck!

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Missing dvd/cd rom drive on my computer eitheron

If you are using xp, Try google (Dail-a-FIX) the program will reset all your windows system to normal, good program for XP.

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My cd rom keeps saying no disc and the computer

First thing to try is to clean the DVD lense. a lense cleaner can be purchased any from Best-Buy to Wal-Mart. It's essentially a CD with a built in brush. This will clean the lense.

if that doesn't work, it may be time to replace the drive. DVD-ROM drives can be purchased for as little as $20 now, it may be worth your time to just replace it. It is possible that the motor that spins the DVD has gone bad, but it is highly unlikely.

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The cd-rom on my sony vaio pcv-rx370ds is not recognized by the bios or it fails worked fine yesterday 11/16/10 Thank you for any help

I would suspect that the CD-Rom drive has gone bad. The easiest way to check this is to swap it out with a working CD-Rom drive. If the bios recognizes that one you have the culprit. If that is not the problem, I would then check the cables. If they are all ok, I would make sure the BIOS is updated. If none of these solved your problem, It may be a bad IDE or SATA port, or failing power supply.

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I have a six year old sony vaio desktop. It has a

can you give me the name of the driver and i'll get you a site to download it

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Where can I get a new DVD Cd for my sony pcv-v200g.


please check first the bios settings check the boot priority select the 1st boot priority to cd or dvd rom then exit and save while inserted the bootable cd..


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Replacing the powersupply on a Sony VAIO PCV-RS720G desktop

Hi There,

From the looks of things that model will take a standard ATX power supply which would be available from and computer part dealer and ebay etc, get yourself a nice 400w replacement try and get a small form factor one if you can as it will be a tight sqeeze inside the case.

when replacing it you will have to open the case up (get an anti static wristband if you can, and work on a table rather that a carpeted floor) un hook all the connectors the old power supply (one in each drive and there should be 2 in the motherboard) you may have to pull the Dvd rom out slightly to get the new supply in, unscrew the 4 case screws holding the power supply from the back of the case. lift it out then put in the new one, screw it in using the case screws and connect up the internal power cables to the drives motherboard and new graphics card, close the case, plug in and voila

If you get stuck just ask and we will help

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My Computer Wont Read DvD's or CDs!

Is the CD drive display in my computer? yes

then clean up your CD/DVD rom for there is dust in it, specially on the lazer lens that let the rom read the CD/DVD.

If no, then; Fix some cable connection towards your CD/DVD rom for it was lessen.

If not fix the problem verify the disc if it is readble by your Rom. Please try another disc in your Rom.

if same happen, then maybe its time for a new CD/DVD ROM.

one last try:

try your new purcahse disc in another computer that is compatible with your disc.

hope this help, melnavz

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