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Help with DVD/CD-RW drive

by highway61 / April 13, 2006 9:03 AM PDT

my DVD/CD-RW drive is not working properly, it will read dvd-rom, but not cd-rom. anyone know what i can do?

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what type of CD are you trying to read?
by ramarc / April 13, 2006 10:46 PM PDT

a burned cd-r, a cd-rw, or a pressed cd (music cd or cd included with software)?

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by highway61 / May 6, 2006 5:05 AM PDT

trying to read CD-R

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test with cd-rom
by ramarc / May 6, 2006 11:49 AM PDT
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if it can read a cd-rom then the drive is ok. if it only has problems with that particular cd-r, then blame the disc not the drive.

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Had similar problem try power feed
by williamjphillips / March 31, 2008 2:21 PM PDT

Use a different power cable feed. It would be best to use a completely different power supply with only the CD-ROM drive plugged in and the green and black wires shorted to turn the power supply on.

I had a very similar problem with a DVD drive working with a DVD ?R but not working with a DVD +R. The problem turned out to be the hard drive. It was causing too much noise on the power feed of the CD-ROM.

Try it and let me know if it works.

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