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DVD-ROM not working

by TommyRedUK / March 26, 2005 5:23 AM PST

Some time ago the kids mentioned that the DVD-ROM was selective about which DVD's it would play, I never bothered with it but now it has stopped working altogether. The power light comes on and the drawer opens, but the drive wont spin or read DVD's or CD's. In device manager it states 'the device is working properly'. Any ideas what's happening. TR(UK)

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It could have failed
by glb613 / March 26, 2005 5:30 AM PST
In reply to: DVD-ROM not working

and still look like it's working. Go to device manager and remove the drive from your computer. Restart, have the computer reinstall it and see if it works.

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by TommyRedUK / March 26, 2005 5:56 AM PST
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Just tried it, didn't work. Sounds like it's had it. As a last resort I'll check for loose cables as it started playing up around the time I put some more memory in. Thanks TR(UK)

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One good thing
by glb613 / March 26, 2005 6:37 AM PST
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replacement drives are not that expensive.

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