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#1 bigsis0929

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 01:20 PM

My kids have a computer that the cd rom drive has just quit on. I opened the computer, and checked cables, made sure nothing was loose. It still recognizes the drive. Will not play any kind of cd at all.
it is a E-IDE CD-ROM 48X/AKU and on the outside it says Memorex CD-482E.

I have never done this before, and don't know exactly what I need to buy to replace this! Don't want to get the wrong thing. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks. bigsis

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 01:43 PM

Hello,

Before replacing the drive, make sure that it appears in the device manager (right click my computer select properties, select the hardware tab and then select device manager) also I would recommend that the drive has its lens cleaned. if it still doesn't work then a replacement is needed.

Have a look at this, http://peripherals.about.com/od/cddvddrive...bcddvddrive.htm

Hope this helps
Regards,

Alan.

#3 bigsis0929

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 01:48 PM

It does appear in device manager, which says the device is working properly.
How do I clean the lens, besides with a cd, because the drive won't spin.
Thanks!!

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 02:39 PM

If it won't spin up, it's probably dead.
I'd start looking for another one.
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#5 bigsis0929

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 03:15 PM

I can't thank you all enough. I really appreciate the answers! Everyone have a great day! bigsis




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