Ok so a few months ago my wife dropped my laptop about 2 feet. now the dvd/cd player doesn't work. it gives an error about "i/o error".
i was thinking either the drop loosened the cable or broke the drive, so i want to take it out and check it but i can't figure out how to remove it. i've looked all over the net.
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Re: A105 dvd rw removal
Let me suggest you one thing.When you don't know please don't try(i screwed my laptop in the same way)Take it to the nearest service center.LOcate it by clicking the link below..
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Are you sure yours is a DVD player? It could only be a CD-CD writer, which will NOT play DVDs.
Open your control panel ->system->hardware->device manager and click on the DVD/CD-ROM drives icon. The listed devices will tell you if you really have a dvd player or not. If you do really have a dvd player, try a different dvd
Harddrive has probably crashed or the connection have become loose. Flip the laptop over and look for the Harddrive assembly. Usually has 1 screw holding it in place. If you feel comfortable enough - remove the screw and pull the HD out and slide it back into place. See if the connections are simply loose.. If that does not work you probably need to replace the HD.
did you try a dvd cleaner some times the laser inside gets dirty and then it will not work if this does not work try a different dvd player in it a little serect is to try a different one always if still does not work might have to redownload the drivers for your computer on your computers website ..
This could be a glitch with your burning software. Try removing and reinstalling it, or using a different software. The other possibility is the drive, occassionally with a CD/DVD combo drive the DVD reader or burner will fail, leaving the CD end working.
Try unistalling the dvd drive in device manager. Go to my computer click on view system information. Then click on hardware, then click on device manager find your dvd drive then right click and unistall a warning window will popup click ok. Once you unistall it restart the system and windows will find new device and reinstall the device driver. Then check if this fixes the problem. if this dosnt fix the problem try removing the dvd drive from the laptop and reinsert it. Sometimes the connection losses contact with the terminals.