Posted 28 September 2006 - 09:32 AM
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Device Manager says: This device is working properly.
I say: It doesn't!
Last June, for the 3rd/4th time printer chews up paper, then, after clearing jam refuses to work. Enough is enough , I buy a new printer/scanner. Come to install software. CD-R won't read disk. Will play DVD, but not audio discs or software disks.
Try the next best thing - go on holiday!
When I get back, still not working. Can't use printer or new I-Pod bought in the big city, while on holiday. ( I live in small town in Southern Philippines, not much tech help available).
Leave the Epson sotware disk in drive. By chance, after a few days, when re-starting computer, drive bursts into life. load my software, printer working fine. Still wont read any other disks. After another week, by the same technique of multiple, routine re-starts, eventually load the I-Pod software. End of story. It hasn't worked since.
Right now, it wont read or write disks or play DVD. When I tried it today, for the first time, I could here a soft, intermittent clicking sound.
Device Manager is still insistent, 'device is working poroperly'.
Before I try to find an external player to substitute, am I missing something? Is there something I can try?
Thanks for reading this.