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hp pavilion dv9700 has stop recognising dvd wrighter drive

by demathia / December 15, 2009 4:45 PM PST

my hp dv9700 laptop has suddenly stopped recognising my dvd wrighter drive. i was told it was the drivers, but others say that it's the wrighter, but i removed the wrighter and then placed it back in the slot and then it started powering on, and i was able to open the tray useing the eject button, but it would still remain unrecogniseable. so then i restarted the pc but when the pc came back on the wrighter failed to do the same...

i need to know what the possible problems could be an how to rectify them

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Try the usual.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 15, 2009 10:29 PM PST
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solution failed
by demathia / December 24, 2009 11:54 AM PST

i did use the link posted but the solution was not successful. does anyone else hav any ideas ?

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The test.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 25, 2009 3:27 AM PST
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Set the bios to boot from CD/DVD and see if it can.

I use my UBUNTU CD (see google) but only for this test. I do not install UBUNTU.

If it fails to boot then it's hammer time (repair shop.)

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