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Cd driver is no more responding

It was reading only DVD and now it refuses to open and it has blocked one of my CD inside. and cannot even locate the CD driver on '' MY COMPUTER'' don't know what to do.
need help please.
thanks for all the technicians and problems solvers,
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  • jeanboubie Feb 04, 2009

    thank, got the CD back. but there is an orange light on since. and the CD can still not be open itself. do u think it can be fix. i've uninstall it and install it back. but still no working. i've got my CD by using the PAPER. Nice that SYSTEM...


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From your desktop, right click on ''my computer'' and go to propeties, on the tab go to hardware then device manager, you can click on the drive from the list and reinstall the driver from there.

if the driver is in stalled and looks ok you could uninstall the drive and use the scan for hardware changes icon to reinstall the drive.

after that it might be a problem with the drive itself, youll notice a small hole on the front of the drive, if you straighen a paper clip out and place it in that hole it will open your drive so you can get your disk out. be carefull when doing this.

hope it helps

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  • mark hudson Feb 04, 2009

    theres a few things you could try,

    make sure cables are connected properly try a different power molex lead (should have a few spare from the power supply) try a different ide lead.

    if its dvdrw, what burning software have you got installed? more than 1 burning software? does the drive show up in the software?

    could uninstall the software, uninstall the drive, restart and let windows pick up the drive and install the drive.

    if you do open your case to check the cables make sure you power off your computer before touching anything

    let me know how you get on


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