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Hitachi HTS541680J9SA00 DvD Drive not working

My dvd drive is still opening and closing but doesnt give any results if i put a cd or dvd in only a few revs, it also doesnt show up in my computer section either.

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This identification number seem to identify a 2.5 inch Travelstar Hard Drive, not aDVD drive.


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Eject the Drive form your laptop, spray the inside with canned air, use a flashlight to see if the holes are occupied by something. Look at the pins for the drive at the back and see if they are all straight. If you have a bent pin tell me before you try to straighten it first, these break off really easy and there is a trick to straightening them. put your Floppy drive in the compartment if you have one and see if that device is recognized in Windows.

Let me know your results.


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Hello There and Welcome to Fixya,

Solution for this problem can be found through this link :

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The usual cause for this problem was due to conflicts happening inside the windows registry. By visiting the link above, you have the option to download the automatic fix by clicking on "Run Now", or you may choose to read the "Fix it myself" section for a clear, step by step procedure on how to do this manually.

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Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders







This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

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Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
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Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.

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Right-mouse click on the icon for the CD/DVD drive.
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If a window opens, then your hardware can read the DVD media.
If not, then you need to replace the CD/DVD drive.

Then, you need software, such as the _free_ 'VLC' software,
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Hi friend,

When you purchase a DVD at that time you got a CD, You download CD material in another computer and copy this material in PAN drive and paste into your system, one driver folder in that material, run the appropriate drivers.
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