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Disk drive not working

I have an Acer computer, and the disk drive does not work. Does anyone have some ideas on things i could try myself to remedy this.

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It depends on whats wrong.. If the drive has failed, then you are out of luck.. But there are a few tests you might do.. It could just be a controller card and most pcs have two of those.. but you need to open up the computer to try a test.. So make sure the power is disconnected.. There is a secondary port where the data cable can be connected to, if this does not work, maybe the drive can be tested by moving it into another pc.. There are a number of options, but you need to have some pc knowledge to try them, or have a friend who can help.

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Remove the drive and try it in another laptop or connect it via an interface to a desktop to see if it's really dead.

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