Hi! i have a old dvd rom (LG DVD ROM, DRN-8080B) w/c comes from my old laptop. i frequently use it any more due to its outdated specs. anyway.. now i bought a netbook -acer one, obviously it didnt come with cd/dvd rom. my question is could i use my old cd/rom for my netbook? if its possible, do i need to buy enclosure or cable to connect it to the netbook USB? pls indicate what kind of cable or enclosure should i buy. thank and appreciate your help.
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If you don't have a cd/dvd rom drive installed on your laptop then of course your laptop would not reconize a cd/dvd rom. Is you laptop a Netbook, usually netbook does not come with a cd/dvd drive. To solve this case, you will need to buy an external cd/dvd drive and hook it up via USB.
Is you cd-rom drive shot - are you trying to boot up your computer through an xp or windows cd? If it is, it's not going to recognize and boot up. You'd be best getting a new drive - look around for someone with a Compaq Evo 800cp. They have the same exact cd-rom drive. Here are your compatible cd-rom devices: TEAC DW-224E-A or a Compaq DVD-ROM DRN-8080B otherwise try a HP SD-C2612. I have these three drives. They all work really well.
There is no quick solution for this problem unless you consider buying a new internal drive quick solution. (They are pretty cheap now a days)
It really sounds like your DVD lens is no longer working, which would cause no problems with reading of your CD's.
Sorry for the bad news, but look on the bright side! You can upgrade to a lightscribe DVD burner!! :D:D (no more sharpies on the DVD/CD's you burn)
I have a CD/DVD r/w drive and it only says NEC DVD +RW. That is just the text the manufacturer has embedded in the device, not the results of any diagnostics.
You've mentioned what program you are playing DVDs with but what are you playing your audio CDs with and are they commercial audio CDs?
Have you tried running a diagnostic on your drive? Here is a link to the Sony CD/DVD diagnostic tool. Its meant for Sony drives but I have used this successfully on other drives in the past. When prompted for a blank disk us a CD.
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