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You may need to replace your cd-rom drive, you can try buying a new cd-rom drive for around 30-40$ which also will mean you'll have a DVD-rom instead of cd-rom.


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The system for sr5019 uk is very slow, and doesn't always runs smoothly, also, my clock keeps switching itself off when I logoff.

You need to replace the cmos battery. It is the little nickel sized silver disc on your motherboard. It will have the number 2032 etched on it. That is the size of the new battery you need to replace it with. Once you do that you need to optimise your bios settings or have someone do it for you.

Sep 01, 2012 | Compaq PC Desktops

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How to open driver door

Do you mean the disc drive tray won't open? Or do you mean you have a front panel cover on your computer that won't open? If the disc drive tray won't open it could just be stuck, if you look closely at your disc drives front panel you'll see a small hole, take a paper clip our some thing about 3 inches long that will fit in the hole insert it into the hole you'll feel it bottom out if you push on the paper clip firmly your disc drive door will open, ( I would do this with the computer turned off) If there's a disc in there take it out if not just push the try back closed don't force it completely closed it will do that itself, now turn on your computer let it completely finish booting and see if it the drive works. If it does not it's probably time for a new disc drive. I hope this helps

Jun 22, 2012 | eMachines EL1360G-UW11P Desktop PC

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Hi! I inserted a burned dvd r into my Mac but it's not reading it. The message You've inserted a blank CD pops out. I tried using a PC but it can't open it either, it says there's an error...

there are a few reasons why

1.) the formatting of the disk may be formatter for a PC and NOT a MAC
2.) after burning, this dvd was never "closed"
3.) You burned a coaster

good luck

Jun 06, 2011 | PC Desktops

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How do i rip and burn a dvd? model el1210 e machine

Put a blank recordable dvd in the dvdrom and close the drive. You should get a pop up that asks you what you want to do? it should give you options like open file, record dvd ect. Close this pop up and go to the file and/or movie you want to rip to the dvd and right click on top of it with your mouse. You will get a drop down list with many options - choose send this to and choose your dvd player and this will send the move to your recording software to burn your dvd. You will see a pop up message on the bottom right side of your screen near your clock that says "you have files to write". click on the messge and then choose burn.

May 18, 2011 | eMachines EL1210-09 PC Desktop

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We have a computer model T3092. The compact disc section wont pen and it has a cd stuck in there. How to open?


Look closely at the front of the drive. There is a small hole, usually right under the slot door. Get a paper clip and unroll it. Push the paper clip straight through the hole. You should be able to feel it when it releases the catch on the drive door.

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Dec 11, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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I have just started using cyberlink products here is my problem. I have used the copy to disc and it copies and all, but when I get ready to play it on my DVD it comes across as unknown disc, not playing...

This could be because the session on the disc is not closed. Computers and many of today’s recorders as well, allows you to keep the session open on a disc in order to be able to continue adding more information on CD-R or DVD-R discs, but leaving it open doesn’t allow you to play it on just any other player.
Insert the DVD into your computer then right click the drive and select "Close Session" ( if the option is available, then test it again.

Mar 28, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Disc tray will not stay closed

Reason why the door won't stay closed is because there is either debris blocking the path, broken parts of cds possibly or a problem with the door itself. Either way get the door open and see if you can find any pieces that could be in the door path.

If you can't find anything then the drive needs to be replaced cause that means the main board in the drive is bad.

Jun 30, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer...

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My DVD rom can not read data and VCD compact discs

This is lens problem.. clean the lens using dvd lens cleaner disc. if nothing works then u need to replace the rom itself...

Jan 26, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Cd/dvd door is opening and closeing all by it self

this is due to improper connection of wire from optical drive to motherboard i.e check whether the power cable/ide(sata)cable is not loose.Also clean their plugging area.problem will be solved.thanks.

Nov 23, 2008 | HP Pavilion a6544f Desktop PC

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CD Burning gets stuck

Try this: : Decreasing the burn speed If the drive is not recognizing the disc at all, skip to Step 4. Decrease the CD writer's burn speed by half to increase the likelihood of a successful burn. Decreasing the burn speed is a quick, easy way of increasing successful disc burning sessions, at the expense of taking more time to create a disc. The following steps are for Windows XP only. For Windows 98 and Me, decrease the write speed from within the software that you are using to write discs (RecordNow, Easy CD Creator)
  1. Click Start , and then My Computer .
  2. Right-click the drive icon, and select Properties .
  3. Select the Recording tab and reduce the Current Write Speed by half (for example, from 16x to 8x).
  4. Click OK and close the My Computer window. Try burning a CD. If the drive fails to create the CD, go to the next step.
Step 4: Setting up disc recording in Windows XP If the computer does not have Windows XP, skip to Step 6. If you are using Windows XP, use the following steps to ensure that native burning is enabled:
  1. Place a blank disc into the drive. NOTE: If the error <drive letter> is not accessible. Incorrect function. " opens, close it and continue using these steps to correct this problem.
  2. Click Start , and then My Computer .
  3. Right-click the writable drive icon, and select Properties .
  4. If a Recording tab is shown, select the Recording tab, select Enable CD recording on this drive , and then click OK . Try burning a disc again. Continue to the next Step if you are unable to burn a disc. If a recording tab is not shown, continue using these steps. Figure 2: Enable CD recording on this drive c00368150.gif
  5. Look for a Recording tab: If the Recording tab is not shown, Windows XP has not detected the drive as a recordable device. Use the following sub steps to enable the Recording tab:
    1. Click Start , Run , and type regedit in the Open field.
    2. Backup the registry: Select My Computer from the list, click File , Export , type a name that you will remember, and click Save .
    3. Click OK , and browse to the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CD Burning\Drives
    4. Click the Volume key that matches the CD/DVD drive that is capable of writing discs. If only one drive is installed, one volume key is listed. If you have more than one drive, examine the data values (by double-clicking them in the right pane) to find the correct drive.
    5. With the volume key selected in the left pane, double-click the Drive Type value in the right-pane. Figure 3: Drive Type registry value (CDRW) c01367502.jpg
    6. Type the number 1 in the Value Data field if the drive is capable of recording to CDRW discs (including CD-R discs). Type a 2 if the drive cannot write to CDRW discs but can burn CD-R discs. NOTE: A value of 3 indicates that the drive is only capable of reading discs. Changing this value to a 1 or 2 enables Windows to view the drive as a recordable drive.
    7. Click OK , and close Registry Editor.

Jun 20, 2008 | Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop

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