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Toshiba satellite A100

I have a toshiba satellite A100, & for some reason its not picking up my cd rom, when u click on my computer there is nothing there for the cd rom anymore , even when you put a cd in u can hear the drive spin but it wont read any cd
any help would be great
thanks Lee..

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Re: toshiba satellite A100

Yes power to it all working fine for that side of it, had the laptop for just over a year now & its all been working great then all of a sudden it just didnt show up anymore , have an external cd rom & the computer picks that up fine.
mite just call up its still under warranty.
thanks again

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

Re: toshiba satellite A100

Yep ...that is odd that the XP/Vista isn't finding the 'new hardware' after a start up. Did you make a startup CD when you first got the laptop? The drive would be on there, then you can "add new hardware" without having the computer find it automatically. Did you call toshiba yet? If you can, see what the manufacturer's name of the cd rom.

There IS power going to it, so it could be a simple driver problem

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

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Re: toshiba satellite A100

Did it ever read from the CD drive or was it like this out of the box? I have had this before. There was a hair/dust on the lense of the laser...DO NOT use your fingers to clean it off. You must have a proper lense cloth to whipe it (cloth for eye glasses or micro fiber cloth for monitor screens, do not use any other cloth)

Get back to me with your answer.

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