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Can't Find DVD Drive under My computer!


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#1 cap2587

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:57 AM

I have a sony VGN-FZ 180E that is running windows 7. For some reason I can no longer see my DVD drive under my computer. I also can no longer play a DVD/CD. The CD/DVD tray opens and shuts, but that is the extent of it. Under disk drives in Device manager it does not state my Panasonic Blu Ray drive. Thanks for any help.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:07 PM

Hi
This usually fixes it.

Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060


Good Luck
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 06:00 AM

I have tried everything, but still have had no luck. Would I be right to assume that if the DVD player opens then it can't be a hardware problem! Let me know any other suggestions you have. Thanks.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 06:18 AM

You might have a bad DVD drive. Is there anywhere, another computer maybe, that you can install it in and see if it works? Or maybe another drive installed where this one is and see if that drive works? If the second drive works, installed exactly the same way as the first, then I'd say it's a bad DVD drive. :blink:
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 06:46 AM

Appreciate the help! I just figured it out with the help of the forum and google searching. I had a disk in the drive (unlike the 1st time with no disk in the drive) and then chose to scan for hardware changes in the Device manager and that found the drive. Thanks

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 10:16 AM

Thanks for letting us know the solution

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