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dvd rom wont read any discs anymore


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#1 eatxc07

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 05:28 AM

Hi , can anyone help....My samsung sd616-e internal dvd rom drive will no longer read any discs (cd or dvd)..Device manager says its working ok ..When i insert a disc i get no disc symbol flash next to mouse pointer like i usually do and no disc is shown in the drive when i look at it in "my computer"..Also the green led on front of drive does not light when disc is inserted..I have unistalled device and re installed plus have run a cleaning disc but still nothing..Do i need a new drive? ..Any help would be appreciated ..Thanks.

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 11:52 AM

Do i need a new drive?

That would be my guess
Fortunately, they are relatively inexpensive
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Posted 09 November 2009 - 03:44 PM

Thanks very much.........do i need to replace with the same drive or can i fit any?

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 07:54 PM

Any desktop model will do
Just make sure the interface is IDE and not SATA
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Posted 12 November 2009 - 05:03 AM

Any desktop model will do
Just make sure the interface is IDE and not SATA


I've nearly same problem. Dell XPS M1330 swallows the CD/DVD and then spits it out? Do i need to replace? What about another USB Xtrnl DVD Drive? Which make would be good ( i'm going for W7 soon).

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 07:13 AM

I've nearly same problem. Dell XPS M1330 swallows the CD/DVD and then spits it out? Do i need to replace? What about another USB Xtrnl DVD Drive? Which make would be good ( i'm going for W7 soon).

You can replace the internal drive.
http://www.google.com/products?q=Dell+XPS+...+DVDRW&aq=f

If you don't want to risk damage taking apart your laptop, here's an external:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827151194

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 08:33 AM

Replace! Very Expensive...

Additional External is a good idea.

Thanks for the help :-)




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