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My DVD drive dont work


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#1 mav253

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 05:22 PM

I don't know why my DVD drive don't work, it has a driver, when i try to play a dvd or a cd it cant read it. It has power, when i put in a disk it blinks but then don't do anything. I don't know what to do.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 03:43 AM

well, I can think of 2 possibilities right off hand, either a bad drive or improper installation. is it plugged in properly? and if its an IDE drive, are the jumper settings correct?

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:42 PM

Yes its pluged in properly but i will double check, and yes its an IDE drive I think the jumper settings are correct.

It worked before but im not sure what happened

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 02:14 PM

Hi, Is this the drive you said you bought on ebay [on your other thread] ?

Check the jumper on the drive & make sure it's right.
Check the pins that the cable attach to & make sure none are bent.
Make sure the cable is plugged in properly , at the disk & the motherboard.
If you do all that & it still doesn't work more then likely the read head in the drive has failed.

Since the price of drives has came down so much there is no reason to take a chance buying on ebay.
Most of the time you can buy a drive you know is new & fully guaranteed for about the same, or less, then what they're selling for on ebay.

Here's an example,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....me=DVD%20Burner
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Posted 27 February 2009 - 04:21 PM

No its not the one i bought, its another one this one is just a dvd reader and the problem with this one is it wont read dvds or cds, i put in a disk and all it does is spins, light blinks a couple of times and then stops.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 04:51 PM

You can try Upper & Lower Filters - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316529 , taking all typical necessary precautions one should take when editing the registry.

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?art...=263&page=4

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