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#1 bobbies

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 04:38 AM

When i put a cd into my laptop it isn't recognised in MY Computer and of course it will not play.

The drive is showing up in devise manager, and it will play DVD's. Hope you have a sugestion, thanks

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 06:13 AM

According to this site, HERE there are 2 laser diodes in the drive. One for DVD and one for CD. I would guess the CD laser is bad. If so, then I would suggest getting a new drive. :blink:
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 03:40 PM

One of these may help:
1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
or...
2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116
Restart computer.
or...
3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patch
Double click on cdgone.zip to unzip it.
Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.
Accept registry merge.
Restart computer.
or...
4. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
You'll see two items:
- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)
- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)
Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.
Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.

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