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Won't read any cd

It's built in to my asus laptop. my wife played an old vcd on it then it suddenly wont read any CDs; not even DVDs. it happened before. i had some problems with the battery so i didnt use it for almost a month the it worked again. that was 3 years ago and i ddnt have any problems with it till now. I tried cleaning it, disabled and re-enabled it, but to no avail. cant afford to replace it. what should i do?

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  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2007

    my friend has a similar problem with a toshiba dvd rom sd-r2312 on his HP xe4430US laptop that wont read bootable or any cds, but will read DVDs from within the OS with the Interactual DVD software! It makes a clunk sound for a few seconds before it seems able to read the boot sector. Think its a hardwar fault.

  • vhon Dec 23, 2007

    dvd rom wont work

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IF YOU CAN GET AN OLD ONE I CANT TALK YOU THROUGH REPAIRING IT YOUR SELF

TAKE THE DRIVE OUT YOUR LAPTOP

TRY CLENING IT WITH A COTTEN SWAB AND RUBBING ALCOHOL, CLEAN THE LEANS AND ALL THE CONNECTORS

IF THAT DONT WORK THEN YOU CAN GET AND OLD DRIVE THAT WE CAN GET SPARE PARTS FROM

IF YOU CANT THEN TRY RUBBING A SMALL AMT OF TURTLE WAX ON THE LENS AND POLISH IT OFF

IT WORKED A FEW TIMES FOR ME BEFORE
6 out of 9

IF U CAN GET A CHEAP DRIVE TO BUY YOU CAN REPLACE IT YOUR SELF

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