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Posted on Dec 30, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Cd rom does not read CDs.
The fasted and easiest way to eliminate Windows being the cause of a read problem is to remove the IDE cable from the drive and insert a CD into the drive once the system is powered on again. You should notice some change in the LED of the CD-ROM, at least it should blink for a few seconds. Usually if the LED goes out or turns red it would point towards a faulty drive - which you have already seem to establish.
One last shot to try before dumping the CD-ROM for good is to update the Firmware of the ROM drive - altough a long shot I have seen this work a number of times.
As Insomniac says CD-ROM's are very cheap to purchase these days
Insomniac I am remember when these ROM drives were very expensive - do you remember when the first Burners came out? As slow as a tractor and expensive as a Ferrari
Posted on May 09, 2009
CD-ROMs dont play dvd becuase they are not designed to read dvd.
If a dvd drive for your model is not available, you can buy an external usb dvd drive.
That should solve your problem
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
look for a tiny hole located in the front of the rom drive.
Bend a paperclip straight as possible.
stick it in the hole and push slowly.
This is a manual (Mechanical) eject hole.
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Posted on May 11, 2010
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