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CD driver not listed in device manager

I can not run my DC-ROM
the CD-tray doesn't come out(the light in the samsung CD_ROM blinks)
also there is no information about the drivers in the device manager

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  • weldone Mar 05, 2008

    My burner program can't detect the dvd burner.It doesn't show up in device manager.Nor does the cd rom.What gives?

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If the light blinks but the CDROM doesn't eject, you can try inserting a paperclip or other small object into the tiny hole on the faceplace of the drive. That will manually eject it and you can use it that way. It sounds like more of an issue of the drive being stuck than not configured properly. Does the drive show up in my computer?

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