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Cd rw/dvd rw now working

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i ve dell inspiron dual core . 1 yr old. Windows XP does not detect the Cdrom. the light remains lit continoulsy. It does not eject also. Even the system cannot boot from the CDROM. Whats the prob?
Do i need to buy a new cdrom,or how can i repair?please send mail to vishonly@yahoo.co.in if possible

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  • vishonly Jan 10, 2008

    thnks yonathan , i cant open the laptop, is thr any way i can know tht the cdrom is ready to be thrown, or there is some other prob?

  • vishonly Jan 11, 2008

    don know man, looks like i need to show it physically to a doc. still not sure if the cdrom is bad

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They're cheap now so you could get a new one, might even be faster. I would try to borrow one to make the problem isn't with your motherboard first, just to be safe.

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If you know how to open your laptop, you can try seeing if the cable to the CDROM is connected properly. On startup, does your computer recognize the drive? If it's not the cable, you need a new cdrom drive.

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  • Yonatan Horan Jan 10, 2008

    My bad about the cable, you probably don't have a cable as it's a laptop. The way to check if the CDROM drive is bad is by trying to connect it to a different computer or by trying to connect a different drive to your computer. If your computer suddenly doesn't recognize the drive, the problem's probably with the drive.

  • Yonatan Horan Jan 10, 2008

    Just to avoid any language barrier issues, my last sentence was implying that the problem in your case is probably with the drive, which you'll need to get replaced.

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