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I have just turned on my laptop and my disk drive was not working

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  • Daniellex08 Jul 30, 2008

    MINE TOO! wtf!?
    why is this happening!?
    I have an Acer Aspire 3690... i definately need help with this one! and quickly!.. I NEED MY DISK DRIVE TO WORK! Help!

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Sometimes twisting the notebook sharply will 'bump' start it.
If it works, copy important files to a USB drive or another computer quickly!

Check hard disk is seated into its socket and not come loose.

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Ask yourself the following questions
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3. Can I read other DVD's
4. Is the disk an original or a home made disk
(a) If you have not used it for a long time or for ever, it may be a dirty lens. To Clean this, you should use a DVD lens cleaner, the best type are those that come with a spray bottle of solution that you spray on the cleaning hairs on the bottom side of the DVD. follow the instruction.
(b) If the disk works in another drive, that could indicate there is an issue with your drive - either dirty or faulty try cleaning it
If you have tried this and still you are unable to read a disk, check with another computer that you can read the disk? see (d)
Listen to the laptop after closing the disk draw with the DVD in it, you should hear the drive spin up, and in most cases you can hear the drive move as the lens moves to read the disk. if you are not hearing both of these you may have a faulty drive. If you turn off your laptop and turn it over, look at the screws on the bottom of the laptop and you will notice one near where the DVD goes in that looks different to the rest, this is the DVD drive locking screw, if you have a friend that has the same machine or similar you can swop the drives and test, this will confirm if the drive is faulty or if it is something else.
DVD drives normally fail through being bent (when being pushed in or dropped) over use or lack of use, the latter is due to dust and is easily fixed as above.
(c) if you can read other disks in your drive, chances are there is a fault with the disk not the DVD drive, look for finger prints, scratches and clean if necessary. If it is readable in another drive and it is yours, make a copy and use that.
(d) If it is an original disk, check for scratches and marks etc. if it is home made like a data disk or music disk etc. Burn another if you can.
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HI

I Think the laptop is trying to read the hard drive to boot up and its got a problem reading it

it may be worth turning off the laptop unplug the power core remove the hard drive from the base of the laptop usually only one or two screws to take off the cover and normally quite easy to remove

then try to start up the laptop
then turn off again
give the hard drive a quick blow over the connections
replace the hard drive
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press power up key as well as the F8 key
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