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Cd/DVD combo not detected by windows , when i placed the CD i am not getting any lights on CD drive

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Your drive has died and needs replacing

If no lights come on there is no one home

Easy to change , remove the two screws with arrows against them on the bottom of your laptop.

Put a paperclip into the little hole on the front of the CD unit and press , The door will pop open and you use the door as a lever to gently rock the unit and remove it.

It is worth removing it and then putting it back again just to check for a dirty connections on the connector at the rear of the drive

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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Seems to be a problem with the hardware. plz get it check with the compaq service center.

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Sounds like the jumper setting is wrong, take it out and out it as master or if you are already using a drive as Master then change it to CS (cable select).

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