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DVD Drive Not Recognized

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#1 creed0314


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:22 PM

I have a Compaq Presario which has decided that it no longer wants to recognize the DVD Drive. I have looked over similar posts in the forum here as well as in other places, but have yet to find a solution. The exact issue is as follows: dvd drive is not recognized, does not show up in the device manager, and does not show up in the BIOS. The light does come on when I boot the laptop up then go off as it should, the drive does NOT open when I push the button. I replaced the drive and the new one will not work and is not recognized either. Now I have no idea if this has anything to do with it or not, I do not believe it does but figured I would throw it out there just to be on the safe side, about a week before this happened with the DVD drive ... my light for the card reader came on and will not go off. Any help would be enormously appreciated! Thank you!

Edited by hamluis, 28 February 2012 - 09:28 AM.
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#2 rotor123


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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:59 PM

Until it shows up in the BIOS it is not there as far as the computer is concerned.

Did you get the right type of drive? If the drive is getting power as you say it should open up when push the button.
Just to double check
Turn on the L/T.
Go to the bios and see if the drive opens then.

It could be related to the card reader in that in some laptops the optical drive is a USB device and so is the card reader. Can you disable the card reader in the BIOS as a test?

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