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The method for cleaning the lens of an optical drive depends on the type of drive. If it is a laptop drive, it is very easy. Simply open the drive and clean the lens gently with a q-tip and some rubbing alcohol. If the drive in question is a 5.25" desktop drive can be a little trickier. Fortunately several companies manufacture and sell lens cleaners for use with computer CD/DVD drives. These are CDs that have soft brushes on them. When you insert the disc into the drive, the disc spins and the brushes clean the lens. Sometimes you have to repeat the process more than once to get a very dirty lens clean. If you don't have one of these but you do have a can of compressed air, you can try opening the drive and sticking the little straw inside the drive and blowing it out. If the lens is covered in a sticky sort of film (like from cigarette smoke) you may have to remove it from the computer, remove the case from the drive, and use the q-tip method to directly access the lens. (**this WILL void any applicable warranty that you may have on the drive.) Before attempting this, make sure that it's simply a dirty lens problem and not a dirty or damaged disc (by trying several different CDs and DVDs), and also make sure that the drive's controller is functional by checking the Windows device manager (right click on "My Computer", select manage, then click "device manager") to be sure that the drive is listed. If the drive is not listed in the device manager, the lens is NOT the problem. Good Luck.
*You can purchase a lens cleaner at any electronics retailer such as Best Buy or Radio Shack.
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Your operating system shouldn't need a new driver for that. CD drives are recognized configured automatically. You can try cleaning the laser lens on the CD Drive with a CD/DVD laser lens cleaning kit. If that doesn't work then you'll need to replace the drive.
No matter what type of laptop you own or how you use it, the CD-ROM or DVD drive is an important part of the unit. With the CD or DVD drive in place, you can play your favorite music or watch your favorite movies, so when that CD or DVD player stops working it is important to get it back in service as soon as possible.
1.Locate the bypass hole on the CD-ROM drive. There is a very small hole, generally located underneath the eject button, on every CD-ROM drive. Unbend a paper clip and insert it into the hole until the CD tray pops out. 2.Remove any CD that is in the tray and replace it with a CD laser lens cleaner. These laser lens cleaners are available at computer shops and electronics retailers. 3.Run the laser lens cleaning program, then try to play a CD again. If that CD fails to play, replace it with another CD and try again. 4.Shut the computer down and remove the AC power cord if cleaning the laser lens does not resolve the issue. Turn the laptop upside down and slide the battery release lever to the unlocked position. 5.Remove the battery and set it aside. Then locate the screws that hold the CD-ROM drive in place and remove those screws. Slide the CD-ROM drive out of the bay, then slide it back into the bay until it snaps securely into place. Replace the screws that hold the drive in place, turn the laptop back on and try to read the CD again. 6.Log on to your computer and right click on the "My Computer" icon. Select "Properties" from the menu and click on the "Hardware" tab. Click the "Device Manager" button and expand the CD-ROM section. Right click on the CD-ROM and choose "Update Driver" from the menu to download and install the latest device driver from the CD-ROM manufacturer.
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The problem unfortunately will be with the dvd writer dvd laser not functioning or dirty try cleanng the laser with some glass cleaner or cd cleaning packs if the same the dvd drive is faulty and needs replacing