Combo drive is not visible in my laptop.I don't know what's the problem?..I can open it and close t.but i can't access it.even image drive is not visible when i enabled that.can anyone give me the solution?
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Re: My Combo Drive is not visible
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Is this XP or Vista. In Windows based computers some times the High and Low filters get messed up in the registry. If the drive is still good and you had not had any issues with it not reading disks then the filter settings may be your problem. Try this:
1) Close all open programs
2) Click on Start, Run, and type REGEDIT and press Enter
Note: Vista doesnt come with the run command as a choice so just type REGEDIT in the search bar above Start..
3) Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders to open them.
(looks like same file name for XP and Visat?)
4) 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.
5) If you see any of the above keys, right-click on each of them and choose Delete
6) Close the Registry Editor
7) Reboot your computer
8) Click Start
9) Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drive shows now.
Open the device manager for your version of Windows and make sure the Rom Drive is showing and that it is not showing an exclamation mark. If you still do not see the Rom drive then your drive may be defective. Note: you migh have to reinstall some of your CD or DVD playing/burning software. Hope this helps... Dale
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Either the button on the drive door is stuck or the latch is broken. If these are not the problem, post more information. If the drive is defective, they are easy to replace and usally have 1 screw on the bottom of the laptop and some times may have a couple of screws visible when the drive door is open.
There is one screw on the bottom that must be removed to take the DVD combo drive out. When I remove the DVD combo drive, I like to remove the Hard Drive first so that I can push on the back of the drive with a small screw driver through the hard drive bay and not pull on the face plate. You can also open the drive first before turning it off or use that small hole on the front of the faceplate to open it when turned off...then you can pull on the side rails of the drive to get it to come out.
I think the HDD is under the keyboard on that model (doh!), which is probably why you're asking. If you can't find it under any of the access panels on the bottom, you're in for a bit more work...
1: Close the laptop and view it from the rear where all of the ports
are. There are 2 hinges for the screen. Remove the 2 screws that are
in those hinges. They are only holding a plastic cover in place.
2: With the screws removed, open the laptop and open completely, so the
laptop is laying flat open. At the top of the keyboard is the button
panel and removes fairly easily. Use a small and thin flat tip
screwdriver to carefully lift up this panel. I started from the right
side as it is easier to pop off. The left side is a little more stiff.
Once you get most of the right side up, gently pull to the right and
wiggle carefully top pull the panel completely off.
3: The set screws for the keyboard are now exposed. There are 4 of
them. Remove them and you should easily be able to lift the top of the
keyboard and fold it gently towards the front. Do not pull or
disconnect the keyboard.
4: The Hard Drive should be completely visible now. There are 4 screws
holding the caddy down. Loosen these screws completely. They should
not come out. After the screws are loose, pull on the strap at the
front of the caddy. Pull straight up firmly and carefully. You may want
to jiggle it slightly to work it up, and be prepared for it to pop out
on you. It can be in there pretty stiff, and you don't want to damage
5: If you need to, remove the drive from the caddy, take the connector
on the drive pins off first, and then remove the 4 screws attaching the
caddy to the HDD.
Closing it up should follow smoothly in reverse order.
Turn the system off completely even if you have to unplug it. Then use a paperclip or equivalent to open the drive through the manual access hole. This is the tiny hole on the front of the tray that will open the drive when the system is off. Remove the disk and restart the system. Don't use that disc. Hope this helps
well this might be because the folders are hidden and you can make them visible by opening the drive and at top u can see tools tab , click it , select folder option, a new window opens, now select view tab at top, and u can find advanced settings, in that u can see show hidden files and folders- select it, now click apply and ok button and close that window and try to open the drive again.
remove drive out there's 4 screws below drive remove them, you should be able to open drive in 2 bits remove cd put all back together ;) you may have 1 or 2 more screws just remove them to open drive in 2.
If the dvd's work fine on another system there is a problem with your drive. If i'm correct you have a cdrw/dvd combo in your system search the internet for partnumber 350832-001 that is the part of your optical drive. With some luck you'll find the part for some dollars on ebay or something.