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Dead DVD-ROM?

by badgerwood / July 31, 2007 9:37 AM PDT

Just wondering if my DVD drive has went to the big junkyard in the sky. It doesn't recognize that there is a disk in the drive. I have tried to get an updated driver but can't locate the right one. It is a Samsung SD616E. The PC is a Compaq SR1120NX. I checked the compaq site and found 2 drivers that I thought were right, but when I tried to install them I get a message that they are not compatible. Is there such a thing as a generic DVD driver?
Thanks
Woody

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by Willy / July 31, 2007 10:32 AM PDT
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To really know what DVD drive you have, remove from system and look at the sticker/decal and then search for the right driver. If it still fails, then yeah get a new one. DVD and CD drives do fail more often that not and rather than trying to find or test away, a new drive saves time and cost shouldn't be that high. You can try reseating the DVD connection before pitching it.

tada -----Willy Happy

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