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HELP ME (DISC DRIVE ISSUES)

Ok, for a while now my D disc drive has been acting up, not recognising discs, or just generally showing up as inactive/absent. Most of the time the problem has gone away by itself if I turn the computer on and off again, but now the drive won't even open. I have tried numerous solutions. The "pin in the little hole above the eject button trick" did not work. I have accessed the driver info and updated but this did not work. I tried to roll back the driver but the option for this is blanked out. I have gone through every solution I can think of and am wondering if it is a hardware failure? I hope not though 'cos I hate carrying my computer down to the shop, I look like a proper spaz when I do. Please help, and yeah, I have vista by the way, if you think you have any suggestions, lemme know. Ta muchly, Wiz

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Tried the usual?

1. CD/DVD lens cleaner?
2. Another DVDRW drive?

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Disc Drives Problems

Have you tried another CD/DVD in this position? Or tested the cable connections? Unplug them and push them back in, check for any dust etc.

Using <control panel><administrative tools> Uninstall the drivers, then search for new hardware, the PC will automatically search the internet for any software it is missing.

If you have a local shop, just take the drive unit down and ask them to test it for you.

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Check into

If you used the "emergency eject hole" and it still didn't open, then you have a h/w problem. The mechanics could be a stripped gear, cracked/broken track or worn mechanism. All in all, it's better to replace the drive than any fix if the usual cleaning, etc. fails.

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***! Who erased my answer?

Why they erased my answer? I was trying to help!

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Maybe because you ...

were using acronyms such as ***! (World Trade Federation I will presume because the What - - meaning would also be verboten under the terms of use of the forums.

If that wasn't it, maybe you did as many of the rest of us have done once or twice and canceled your post rather than submitting it.

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Just a note.

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