Posted 22 August 2004 - 02:39 AM
hi! well let's just say i have a bit of a complicated/ complex problem and i'm not sure if anybody can help me just by reading this but HEY i'll try!
I'm currently running a COMPAQ EVO N1020v Notebook and have a cd-rw/dvd drive. which is titled:
HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC - 4240N
Around a month ago it started acting a little suspicious with some cds, but around 2 weeks ago it started not reading any!
Now maybe its coincidence, but on that same day i went to:
Compaq Mobile V.92 Modem Drivers
And i reinstalled that
that might be a coincidence...but i thought i'd mention it
ANyway, a few days ago i opened my computer early in the morning, and tried running a disk through it! ANd iT WORKED!!
My happyness lasted 30 minutes when then i realised it wasn't working any longer.
Then i went off and bought a cd cleaning kit and i TRIED running that a few times. My drive's red it a couple of mornings ( maybe 3) but it doesn't seem to have made a difference as it stopped recognising it half way.
I took it to a service person not long ago, and they tried running an dvd on it, and it recognised it straight away
i came home, tried a dvd, it worked.
I tried it now, it didnt!
Yesterday, me and my friend got desperate so we used some alcohol ( like methylated spirtz) and a cotton bud and tried cleaning the lens. THe drive worked for three CD's then it died. THen everytime i applied to the lens this solution, it worked for one cd... then died.
A computer friend person just came by our house today, and he said something about the software maybe being wrong too. So we looked for a boot floppy disk for my laptop and didn't succeed. Does anybody know anything about any boot floppy/disk/dvd even that i can use?!
He also said something about running a "cold spot/spray" not sure exactly what it was called , on it! I have no idea what to do and where to go!
I could simply replace it, but i'm scared the software of something with my pc board is wrong ( my friend mentioned that too!) and replacing won't solve the problem.
THe laptop has just gone out of warranty a few months now, so it's not that old, only a year and a bit.
Can SOMEBODY help me?!!??!?! I'd be SOOOOOOOO thankful!!
p.s. I've also checked for updates at compaq's site and havent found any.