Why won't this darned cd work in my rom? is it because it isn't a dvd, but a cdw\r??? and if so, what do i do to make it work< without having to shell out $$ i don't have to get the dvd rom?
please help soooooooooon.
thanks soooooo much for your time and knowledge.
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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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try to run the Microsoft Fix it option to delete the upper and lower filters and if this does not work, update the firmware and try to use a lens cleaner. if nothing works including system restore, it might be time to get a new drive. hope this helps
long have you been using this CD ROM? I suspect the laser (lens) of the
CD ROM. I think the laser (lens) is weak that's why it cannot read
data/files on DVD.
To confirm if actually its a laser problem,
insert an Audio CD into the CD ROM and see if will play. If it plays,
then obviously, your laser (lens) is weak. But if it doesn't play Audio
CD, then it might still be the laser (lens) or a mechanism problem.
a lens cleaner, use it to clean the lens. If that doesn't solve the
problem, get a screw driver, open the CD ROM cover so that you can gain
access to the lens, use a cotton board to clean the surface of the lens.
This should clean dust or dirt that might be on the lens.
If non of the above solves the problem, then know that you need to replace the laser to a brand new CD ROM.
This could be due to various reasons. First check whether the inserted dvd-r is working with any other system? if yes, Clean the drive lens using lens cleaner CD/DVD. Still you are facing the problem, then there could be a problem with the lens allignment and need to repair the same with the help of local expert engineers or nearest service center experts or buy a new Drive if repairing cost is more than the new one.
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You need to change the Lens if it ain't reading. Try cleaning the Lens with A Lens Cleaner. If it doesn't work still Replace the Lens. My Suggestion would be to buy a new Drive as once it starts giving problems they occur frequently.
your DVD ROM lens has became weak. and it cannot be repaired. But
if you manage to open the DVD ROM clean the dust in it & it will
start working again but be careful remember that no power should be
attached to ROM. or you can buy a lens cleaner from market and try that. pls rate my solution thankyou