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Dvd/cd Drive Not Reading Anything


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#1 boysaremeanandugly

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 11:08 AM

I have a Presario 2100 (yeah I know, from the Stone Age). My dvd drive won't read anything, and I have tried updating the driver, restarting a few times, restarting with the dvd in and out, and my device manager says everything is fine with it! I have no idea what to do next, and I have recently reformatted so I know there is no virus or anything crazy! If any one has any ideas, feel free to voice them, or email them! Thanks in advance!

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 11:16 AM

Have you tried a different DVD or CD Rom in it?

It sounds like the DVD may have joined all those that have passed on?

A Brand New DVD Burner is quite inexpensive?

JMHO.

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 11:49 AM

I haven't tried a new one in it, and the burner went out on in some time ago, I had to go buy a Lite pug and play to be able to burn. Is there anything else I can try with out buying a new dvd reader drive? Thanks again!

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 12:17 PM

Try it in another machine.

Because of the age I'm guessing that this is a IDE connection? Do you have the drive's jumper set a master, and plugged into the master connection position, at the end of the cable?

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 01:13 PM

I'm a noob, lol, I don't know what an IDE connection is, and the drive in question is the actual one in the laptop.




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