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Compaq armada e500 dvd rom doesn't work

Dvd rom doesn't work, when i try to insert dvd on my dvd rom drive it freezes up or it runs too slow and it doesnt read, I have no problem running cd's. can't find an updated driver my laptop has windows xp os and my dvd rom model is DRN8040B. Any idea on how to fix this, If you know where i can find an updated driver kindly email me at godofcookeries@yahoo.com. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I was thinking of upgrading my firmware but then Im hesitating because i was too scared about the risk like it might ruin the system permanently.

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Try cleaning the lense using a lense cleaning disk.

Unfortunately it sounds as the drive is on the way out :(

Dvd are harder for it to read than cds so they are normally the first thing to stop working.

Dvd/cd drives dont require drivers as they are plug and play (aka plug and play!! :)

Best not to update the firmware as if it goes wrong then the drive will be dead.

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