I have a Cd/Dvd burner built in on my laptop and I went to burn a cd and it said no device detected. It has always worked in the past, on my old desktop I pressed F5 to check for cd burner. my new laptop does not have it. how do I reset it and fix it?
my laptop is saying no burner detected
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Re: Cd/Dvd burner stopped working on my laptop
It could be that the burner has gone out in the drive, this is a common problem. Before you go and replace the drive, it could just be a simple driver glitch, try uninstalling the drivers for the CD drive from the device manager, then reboot. The machine will find the drive and reinstall the drivers. If this doesn't work then you can replace the drive.
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I had the same problem on my Sony Vaio and I found a free program called "CD Tray Pal" You just click on the desktop icon and it loads and windows recognizes your drive. Amazing, after a while, it fixed itself and I did not have to use it anymore! Hope this helps. http://www.e-systems.ro/ You should be able to find it on this site.
In the Device Manager, right-click on the DVD drive and select the Uninstall option. Reboot the computer so it will re-detect the drive, reinstall the proper drivers and reset its configuration information. Then try burning the disc again.
Your built in CD Drive is a DVD player and regular CDR - CDRW burner, this means you cannot burn DVD's. To burn DVD's I would recommend you purchase an external DVD burner, here are some links to ones that are compatable to your computer.
First of all you try to burn the cd with a valid cd burner, uninstall the already existing cd writer and try to install again.
In case of laptop you can try the company's own cd burner.
Else... The main problem occurs when the seating of the driver is not proper.
You can remove the driver yourself if you are comfortable with or else you have to give to the authorised service center to remove and reseat the driver again....
Check the bios when the laptop first boots. There should be a message saying something like "Press F2 To Enter Setup"
See if your drive is detected and listed in the bios.
If not, power off, pop the drive out and reinsert it then try again.
You may have to turn the laptop over and remove one screw about 5" from the edge but near the drive. It will not be in any panel. If you can't see it then a quick read of your manual should show you how it comes out.
If it is detected in the bios, then boot Windows again and go into System then Device Properties (you can reach SYSTEM from control panel)
Check the list to make sure your drive is installed under Windows.
If that does not help, then post back and we can try a few other things.
first off go to system information and find details of cd drive and write them down.
next click start,right click my computer,select properties,click hardware,click device manager.locate cd drive and delete.close all windows and restart.on restart system will detect new device and reinstall and more importly reconfigure.this should do the trick