The dvd cd drive is not working i can open it and stick a disc in it and you can hear the disc spin but it doesnt start up and i cant even find it in my computer it just shows the hard drive i had this problem like a month ago and then all of a sudden it showed back up on my computer and it worked like 2 weeks ago now its gone again please help
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In case you're not able to eject the disc using the eject button, you can try right clicking on the CD/DVD drive under 'My Computer' and clicking on eject. If that fails as well, you can try to eject the disc manually by pushing a straightened paper clip or a pin into the tiny hole on front of the CD/DVD drive. You should be able to eject it using the last method.
When you place a disc in the drive can you hear the disc spin up, if not then the DVD drive maybe faulty. Try re-seating the DVD drive and if it still does not work then it is faulty and needs replacing.
Try cleaning the lens with a DVD Disc Cleaner or Methylated Spirit and a Q-tip, rub the lens slowly in a clockwise motion, leave to dry and put in a DVD, if it doesnt work try a CD but make sure they dont have any scratches or dust on them, if a CD works ( or not ) then your lens is knackered.
If the CD or DVD disks you inserted work in some other reader, then your reader is the problem -- even though it is properly connected to your computer, and Windows has the correct device-drivers, it is the "hardware" that is the problem.
When you insert a disk, rotate it to some position, i.e., top-lettering goes in first, and close the drawer. Do you hear the drive start to spin the disk? Open the drawer. Is the disk in the same (non-rotated) position? If so, then the motor that spins the disk is the problem. If the disk does spin, but nothing happens, then it is the "laser" part of the mechanics that is not working.
Take a pin/needle, and stick it in the small hole which should be somewhere on the front of the dvd rom. This should open the drive a bit, so that u can pull it out. then close it, and try if it opens then. If it doesnt, then you will have to grease the sides of the slide (from the bottom) a bit with vaseline. open and close it manualy a few times, and try then. If it still dont work then, then you may need to replace the little black bellt which it has just underneath the tray, towards the front of the drive.
Form the sound of it there is a problem with your motor. Does the unit make any noise after you insert a disc? You should hear a clicking, which is the laser adjusting, and a whir, of the motor spinning. If you do hear the motor you may be able to fix it, if you dont, it is probably toast, and you will have to replace the drive.