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Try another power plug from ur computer power pack, if same problem then your cdrom may have developed an internal power problem and u may need to change it. just to confirm u can test the drive with another power pack

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I have a inspiron 530s series hard drive and my cd-rom has no power to it

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5_22_2014_3_29_52_pm.jpg< The power plug should look like this.

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My emachine cd drive stopped working an i was wondering can it be fixed

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Use a can of compressed air for computers, and clean the drive out.\
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You are trying to clean, dust, dirt, etc. out of the inside of the drive, but are mostly trying to clean the laser optical eye, located towards the bottom of the optical drive.

Allow a few minutes for any propellant that came out to dry, then plug the computer back into power.
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I have novice computer experience when it comes to internal repair, but i was working on a E-machine T6211 and after cleaning out all the dust, it turns on, the fans run, no led lights come on, the cd rom...

OK, it sounds to me like you have one of two issues going on.

When you clean out dust near the mother board or system board you need to be VERY careful. There are small diodes that stick up from the system board that are very sensitive. So, if they get hit or the small wires that connect them to the board get severed, you system board could get damaged.

From your description, you are getting power to the system board, but there are not signals going from the system board to any of the drives. Inside your computer, there are several ribbon cables plugged into the system board. Make sure that all the cables are plugged in securely at both ends. Also, there is on large collection of wires coming from the power supply that go to a large, white rectangular plug that plugs into the system board. Make sure that this is securely plugged in. There may be another small white square plug that also plugs into the system board and provides power.

If all the cables are secure, check the power cables as well as the ribbon cables, and your hard drive and CD drives are not responding, I would guess that you have a damaged system board.

Do this with the computer powered off and unplugged.

Please check this and see if it makes any difference.

Let me know.


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Look at the cd drive. Next to the button that normally opens the cd drive is a pinhole. Power up the computer. Using a straightened paper clip, push the paper clip into the pinhole. you should be able to get the cd drive to open.

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