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CD ROM drive problem

When I insert a disc into my CD ROM drive it never loads up or sometimes it says it disc cannot be detected. Do you know what I need to do to solve this problem>

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Unfortunately, optical drives are prone to failure since they are very precise devices and built too cheap to hold up.
You might try a cleaning disc, most of which come with a solution that attempts to clean the lens of the laser.

Sometimes these will help and are not expensive.
Most stores that sell computers will have them.

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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Sound like the optical eye in the drive has gone out. You're only option is to replace it.

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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