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Dvd rom not working

, my laptops optical drive dvd rom is nt working properly ,,, i mean whenevre i insert a disc green light on the drive blinks for a min or two but it doent read it,,, i have checked in decive manager and bios it shows drive working properly,, so is it a hardware or software problem,, please reply

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  • Anonymous Sep 19, 2008

    I have somewhat the same problems with my DVD drive. Some disc will read like DVD movies and CD's I have burnt. I have an installation disk that will not be read by the drive. I have tried the disk in another computer and it works fine, any ideas what the problem is?

  • mannycar59 Jan 12, 2009

    my DVD rom is not working

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Try cleaning with lens cleaner or else you have to replace with a new one

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I force removd keyboard witht shutting down the PC n the laptop shutdown. Since then screen only shows a milli-seconds deem light. DVD rom light blinking. Fan not turning, only a blinkin green light.


This is a very common problem with windows laptops. This may or may not help but here goes. unplug power. then unplug battery from laptop. Now plug only power cord into laptop. Now turn on and start tapping the F2 fuction key. Once it goes into bios make sure that your boot order is cdrom first. Then save it and reboot with the bootable cd in the drive.

Also if now of this works unplugged Hard drive and see if it will boot up at all and into the bios setting. If you are not able to boot into the cmos make sure also that no cd is in the cdrom drive.

Take your time. Good Luck.

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hi welcome to fixya
here is my solution for that problem, first lets verify to narrow down where the main cause it could be. lets use first a dvd cleaner, dust can cause the optic lens not to read. then insert a dvd observe the light indicator ( yellow ) if blinking which mean the optic lens is starting to read the disc, if not it doesn't read. so at this time you are going to remove the cover with your dvd drive just to know and access the mechanism as will as the optic lens. now turn the power on and insert the dvd look for the optic lens if emits red light then moved going up to read the disc which mean the optic lens has supply. then check the spindle motor if rotates normally if not check the motor replace if defective. one way on how will you check the motor if defective through using a analog tester, check the resistance on the positive and negative terminal of the motor if the resistance is almost 0 ohm or shorted which mean it was worn out need to replace. hope this will help thanks for consulting through fixya.

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it sounds like the dvd drive without ,,that's kinda what happened to our cd drive last week, I bought a cd drive at walmart,,but they also have good one at best buy

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goto run and type "compmgmt.msc"(without quotes) and select disc management if the dvd drive is showing below the hard disks means your dvd drive is working fine only thing you have to do is to right click on the CD-Rom 0 and change drive letter and paths to it
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Hi there.
It sounds like the lens on F drive has gone as i cannot read disks, there is nothing you can do about this once the lens has give up.
The best thing you can do now is remove it from the desktop and just carry on using the DVD/RW as this is the only optical drive you need because it reads and writes DVD's and CD's.

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!!

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