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My lg gcr 8523b cdrom drive is not reading discs. when a dics is inserted green light blinks and cd rom makes a squeaking sound but after a moment it stops and doesn,t spins. what's the matter........

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Hello,

There are lots of possible reasons for this, but I will just try and give you a few troubleshootings

steps that you can try out.

The first one is that, your CD/DVD lens might have become weak, and therefore might need to be

changed, or if its just dirty, you might just need a lens cleaner.
The second reason is that, it might be that the CD you are trying to read is bad, dirty, or not

properly burnt...in this case, you might need to clean the surface of the CD properly then re-insert it.

Also, you can try to upgade your RAM(Memory Card Sticks), especially if it is less than

1Gigabyte. (I've seen a case like this before, and that is why I'm adding it.

The third reason is that, your CD/DVD Drive might be having a conflict within the OS. What I

would suggest in this case is that, Power up your system, then when the system boots, just right

click on my computer, then properties, then select the hardwares tab, then click on device

manager.
When you get to device manager page, try and locate DVD/CDrom Drives, then click on it, if your

drive is there, then just right-click on it, and select uninstall, and after this, on that same page,

click on 'Actions', and select "Scan for hardware changes". But if its not there. Just click on the

"Actions, and Then select "Scan for hardware changes".

This should automatically place your CD/DVD drive back inside your My Computer page. After

this, try the CD or DVD again.
Hope this helps you out.
Goodluck and Thanks for using fixya!

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