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#1 CheckNerd

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:55 AM

hi guys!

The problem is that my DVD ROM has stopped functioning as it wasnt used for a long period of time. How do i get it to start functioning again?

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:02 AM

Check in the Device Manager to see if it is recognized and if it needs driver install or updating.
If you can hear it spin up then it may need cleaning.

Here is a link that tells you how to access Device Manager depending on what OS you have.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:29 AM

What do you mean it "doesn't work"? Do you see the DVD drive in "My Computers"? Does the DVD not play? Please clarify.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:56 AM

Check in the Device Manager to see if it is recognized and if it needs driver install or updating.
If you can hear it spin up then it may need cleaning.

Here is a link that tells you how to access Device Manager depending on what OS you have.
How do I get into Windows Device Manager?


Well the driver is updated and i hear it spin up but nothing happens. I think you're right; it requires cleaning.

How do i clean it then?

Thanks :)
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:57 AM

What do you mean it "doesn't work"? Do you see the DVD drive in "My Computers"? Does the DVD not play? Please clarify.


I see the DVD drive in "My Computer" but the DVD does not play.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 10:34 AM

You might also try MS Fixit, Optical Drives - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116 .

Does the drive read a Windows/program install CD/DVD properly?

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:34 PM

no.. there is just the spinning sound for a bit but nothing loads up!And there is no indication of a message you pointed out.

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