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Cd rom has stopped working. the light is flashing as if it is working but the cd is not spinning.

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  • broken1toe Jun 11, 2008

    i checked device manager but the cdrom is not listed there...thought the light blinks also it is not listed under my computer

  • sultangeek Jun 25, 2008

    Satellite 1135-s155 laptop I have the same problem also. Device manager
    shows everything fine. i can eject it from my computer. I have the
    latest firmware updates. it shows up in the cmos and if I refresh the
    Rom window it blinks. i have installed all the drivers. i have been so
    far as to go to intell and reinstall all the chip drivers since it's
    controlled by one of their IDE drivers. I have all the codec's
    installed. I have pluged it in while xp was running and it pluged and
    played right in but still nothing Toshiba drivers



    Thx

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Check the disk for scratches, and try other disks to make sure the problem is not unique to that one disk. If all disks fail, then double-click on My Computer, then double click on the CD-Rom drive and see if a CD will run. The "autorun" option may have been disabled, which is very noticeable if you've been used to this feature working. To re-enable autorun, right click on the cd-rom drive in My Computer, and go to device properties - recheck the autorun or autoplay option.

If none of the above resolve, then turn off your computer. Open up your computer with screwdriver. Unplug and replug the cd-rom driver. Restart computer. Test cd-rom drive again.

If it still fails, Make sure you are connected to the internet (I am assuming Windows XP - Vista may vary): Go to Start --> Control Panel --> Printers & Other Hardware --> System --> Hardware --> Device Manager --> DVD/CD Rom Drives - se if the drive has a yellow exclamation by it - if it does, then right click on the yellow exclamation, and click install drivers - windows will most likely find a solution

If all of the above fails, write back with more details, including model/manufatcurer of cd-rom drive, and model/manufatcurer of computer.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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