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EMachines W3400 DVD not opening

Whenever i enter a DVD disc into my eMachines W3400, nothing happens. this is a new problem with my computer, where it will not open ANY DVDs. I don't know if i have a DVD driver problem or what to do. the computer acts as if no DVD is in the drive and states "no disc" when i try to open the dvd.

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Re: eMachines W3400 DVD not opening

Go to your control panel, systems, hardware, device manager and see if the device is reconginzed. If there is a "!" by the DVD drive, there is a hardware issue or driver issue with the device.

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Help with emachine T5224

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 computer then plug them back in restart your this should activate the found new hardware wizard. If this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem "you only need to do the following" 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 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SYSTEM CurrentControlSet Control Class {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} 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. if this fails to fix the problem

It could be a problem with the lens you could use a liquid type lens cleaner place 2-3 drops on top of a cd/dvd then run it

Jan 14, 2013 | eMachines PC Desktops

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Sound device for w3400

Normally you just plug the speakers in the light green port on the back of the computer, turn on the power, adjust the volume and you will have sound. Look for the little megaphone at the bottom right and portion of the screen near the time and you can open it to turn up the volume and make sure it's not on Mute.

If that fails, it means you have a driver issue and need to go to and in the search box type: "emachines support" (without the quotes). Look for drivers and downloads. Enter your model number and operating system when requested then download and install the Audio Drivers.

Mar 25, 2012 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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I bought a ET1331G-03w at Wal-Mart. I want to create recovery disks. I follow the instructions given with the product....For Windows 7 click (start)> All programs>emachines> eMachines Recovery...

What type of disks are you using? You cannot use DVD RW. You need to use DVD - R . I have had this very issue. Hope this helps.

PS, once it tries to write to a dvd and fails, try a new one.

Dec 30, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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I have emachine w3400 not powering . plz help

I found this right on this website, hope it works!
As for the fans, make sure your connections are tight and in the proper sockets.

Jul 09, 2009 | AMD eMachines Desktop System w/ 17'' CRT...

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After installing hard drive, monitor, keyboard, mouse not working

Have you tried to enter BIOS? Are you able to enter BIOS?? There may be an option you have to hit to enable SATA, and to select the boot device order, which may be messing things up.
Also, remember that STATIC ELECTRICITY is your enemy! Ground yourself when working inside the case.

Dec 30, 2008 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Only getting EMachines/Windows XP Logo when boot up T3882

you have not set the cdrom as first boot device in the bios (press F2 or Del on boot up to get in bios), choose cd as first boot device, save settings and restart the pc with your cd in the drive and then when prompted press enter

Aug 18, 2008 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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How do i get the setup disc or dvds?

Found other question....
The setup dvd is usually made when U turn the pc on for the first time. The system will want U to make them them called Recovery disks (dvd's).
Must be used machine and needs some TLC.
After shutdown, unplugged, open case and vacuum or blow out dirt. Clean fans and gently push connections to insure good connections. Power up to make sure all fans are working. Unplug and reassemble.
Boot up and run Disk Cleanup, then Defrag. Run MSconfig - startup tab and uncheck everything. Reboot.
The only thing that will shut down pc is overheating. If confussed, go to control panel to power options and read options, set accordingly.
U can create recovery disk by following directions in the Help and Support section.

Good Luck

Apr 02, 2008 | AMD eMachines Desktop System w/ 17'' CRT...

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Emachines computer

Any computer would freeze either due to a hardware conflict or due to some software installed which is taking up all the resources and your PC stops responding. Have you made any changed recently? Installed any new hardware or software?

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