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My dvd drive is not working, can someone tell me how to get it to work again?

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  • jakob1997 Apr 24, 2009

    an acer dvd dive. every thing works fine it opens and closes it just when i go onto "computer" there is nothing. it seems to me that it cant read the dvds anymore but a few days ago it worked just fine.


  • jakob1997 Apr 27, 2009

    my laptop is vista programmed.

  • Chris Michalec May 11, 2010

    These instructions are for Windows XP. If you are using Vista, let me know.

    Right-click on your My Computer icon. Then left-click on Properties. Click the hardware tab. Click the Device Manager button. Do you see any exclamation points or "x's" in that window?

  • mikeltech May 11, 2010

    first tell me what ius the brand of dvd drive u using :|
    then


  • Drew Lendabarker
    Drew Lendabarker May 11, 2010

    What is the brand for you DVD drive? It might just need new drivers. Will the drawer open if you push the button? If not, check the connections

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Try doing system restore by getting in start->all programs->accessrories->system tools->system restore.....there just try to select the date when the dvd drive was working fine....
after that system restore will restart your computer & once system is on the dvd drive wil work....

if it works,rate my solution...thanks...

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disc drive error !

dvd disc drive has 2 be conected 2 update a dashbord update
( ; note ; the dvd drive doesnt have 2 work ! only 2 be conected 2 the printingplate with 2 original cabels that belong with dvd disc drive )
i did it with the drive from my friend and it was a diffrent one that i originaly had so i made his drive instal the new update and gave it back 2 him and voila i coud game again without a dvd drive

(my original dvd disc drive gone broke before it so i removed it then.but when you do that in order 2 fiks it with A BRAND NEW 1!DO NOT GET RID OF THE PRINTINGPLAT DVD DISC DRIVE! BECAUSE 1 UNIEKE CODE IS ON THAT PLATE ANDYOUR MOTHERBOARD AND THE 2 MAKE A PAIR! NOW OTHER PLATECODE WILL WORK , SO SIMPLY SWITCH PLATES OF DRIVE.THEN IT WORKS!

FOR ME WAS 2 LATE I ALL READY THROWN AWAY DVD DRIVE WITH PLATE)
HOPEFULLY I CAN HELP SOMEONE WITH THIS ERRORCODE MESSAGE

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Dvd drive won't work


Click Start/My Computer and see if you see your DvD Drive listed. If not, that's a problem. If you see it listed Click Start/Control Panel/System then look for Device Manager. If your running Windows XP the Device Manager will be under the Hardware Tab. If the DVD/CD drive has a + sign beside it, click the + sign to expand to see the drive listed. Right Click on the Drive and click Propeerties. Properties will tell you if the drive is working properly. You can also Update the Driver when you right click on it or you can do it from the Driver Tab in Properties. If all is well your problem might be you are trying to read a bootleg DvD or CD that someone created for you. Drives sometimes have a hard time reading media that was not store bought. If that's the case try a CD or DvD that you purchased from a store and see if it reads it.

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Ok so like whenever im playing it says clean the disk and i did that but it doesnt work


Hi, this fault is covered under warranty so have a look on the back of the xbox and check the date if its less than 3 years old go to the official web site and log a repair they will then come out and collect yours and give you a refurbished one. you dont need the receipt for this as the date is stamped on the back of xbox

if you have no warrant or it has been opened before then this means your going to either have to pay someone to do the work or do it yourself.

if you are thinking of doing it yourself then use google and type in xbox 360 repair guide then hit search and find a guide that shows you how to take the cases off as its not easy to do so be warned.

once you have the case off have a look at the make of dvd drive then once you know this then this is the same one you need to get, their are 5 or 6 different drives but you need to get the exact same one.

once you have the same dvd drive you need to take the case off your old dvd drive and remove the circuit board on the bottom of your dvd drive take your time and dont break any clips holding the thin data ribbons onto the board, once you have removed the control board from your dvd drive you need to then take the control board off the new drive and fit your old control board on the new drive, without doing this your xbox wont play games ever again.

the control board on your faulty dvd drive is matched to your xbox and its unique and another control board wont work without hacking it and doing this will get you banned from the xbox network so by swapping the control boards over the xbox thinks the new dvd drive is the old one and it will work as it should do.

the first thing you should try is go to a hardware store and buy cd leans cleaning cd and run this in your xbox doing this will remove any dust from the laser and should get it working again if dust is the problem.

another thing is some lasers can be adjusted to get them playing games again but to do this you need a multimeter and a guide on how to adjust the laser.

if you have a multimeter or can borrow one then once you know what make of dvd drive you have use google again and type in how to adjust the pots on (give the make of dvd drive here without the brackets) then hit search this should then give you guides on how to do this.

all these jobs are not easy to do and you will need special tools just to take the case off so get a decent guide and it will tell you what you need and show you and tell you what you need to do to take the cases off.

let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

please rate this solution and leave testimonial as most people dont bother and i have pages of unrated posts, thanks

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