When I pop in a disk the green light blinks for some time and then nothing happens. My drive is on E: and when I click on it in windows explorer, it prompts to insert a disk. But interestingly, it eventually read a couple of dvds from my collection (actually DVD-Rs). So first I thought it was a hardware failure but since it read a couple of dvds, now I am not so sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Very simple: push the lazer back to it's starting position!
What did I do and what hapend? I know this is an old topic, but a lot of people are still experiencing this problem. My problem is that I'm Dutch, so the English grammar or spelling isn't 100% perfect.
Anyway. My DVD Writer/reader made this weird *click click click*-sound when I pushed in a DVD. Writing was OK but reading didn't work anymore. I reinstalled Windows (went back from Vista to XP) and this problem wasn't solved.
This image is an example image and might not be the same as your CD-DVD player!
You have your DVD-reader (see image above). Open it (press the Eject-button). Now, push the lazer back to the beginning of your DVD reader (I know, it's wrong for some reason.. but my reader didn't work anyway!). So, push it back to the center where the spinning wheel-thingy is.
Put back in your DVD and this might work!
AFTER ALL THIS I DID THE SECOND THING. MAYBE AN IMPORTANT THING TO DO!!! --> CLEAN THE LAZER AND THE WHOLE PART WHERE THE SPINNING WHEEL-thingy is. So, if you opened it (eject), clean that whole part.
I used a CLEAN towell (just the corner of it), spit on that corner and cleaned the lazer.
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Can you see DVD-RW drives indicator busy when you insert that disk for a long time? if so, your drive may not going to read that disk. If it is in case of CD disk, sometimes DVD-RW just can't read it while very old CD-ROM can read! If this happens in case of other CD/DVD witch is readable by other DVD-RW, You may just try to clean the lens of your drive.
Note DVD LENS cleaner, NOT DVD Cleaner the latter is for the discs, not the player
or second option is to remove lid from your player (usually 5 or 6 screws) and gently swab the lens with a cotton bud or similar soft lint free product. Try not to push too hard on the lens or you may damage the mechanism.
The lens is really obvious as it faces upwards and looks like a small round clear glass bead.
i have the same problem ,but when i restart my pc ,i put the disk it can read without a doult .The problem is your disk drive can't read disk when it on windows mode ,using dos and it just fine,some kind of trouble appear cause i burn too much disk in a time and it can't read next time i open computer .May be your windows problem just restart wins then put the disk in ,if it appear the green light it mean it's reading then the green light off it's mean it had identify the disk and does read it
This means that your CD-rom drive does not read the CD, it could be
that the CD is a different format (DVD, for example) or the
lens is dirty or Your drive is faulty. see if your drive is compact or
dvd and try the right formats. Try clean your CD-drive lens. If all
this does not fix the problem, your drive is faulty. And needs repair.
u can see a pin hole on the drive just above the open button or the green light...press the button once n poke the hole with a pin ,,,,it ll hit a soft end...continue pressing it with some force....the tray will open...
This would generally happen if the lens is dirty. You get special lens cleaning disks, however, you must read the user's manual before using any such disk. Some brands don't recommend the use of lens cleaning disks.
I'm assuming you have tried a different dvd also and no joy, but it may need a lens clean or it is unable to read dvd anymore as the tracks are closer together than a cd and the alignment of the laser is faulty.
Notebook roms are replaceable but only mainly from your notebook manufacturer.
You could also use an external dvd writer via usb, although this then doesn't make your notebook as portable, if you need to read a dvd disc.