Whenever I put in a CD-Rom in my CD/DVD drive It opens and closes proporally but It dosent actually read the damn CD :( Any ideas what this could mean?
The Force is strong with him
10th September 2006
im thinking it could be a number of things could be a dirty lens, defective drive, or a dirty/bad ribbon cable id try goin to walmart or any other electronics store and buy a lens cleaner, and if you have one switch the ribbon cable on it
Nature's best screw up.
26th July 2005
i say buy another one :lookaround:
Tech is where you'll find me..
13th April 2005
Well, CD/DVD players and burner are pretty damn cheap, so it wouldn't be a huge loss if you did need to by a new one.
But, do try to take some steps to get it working again. I would try to (gentley) clean the lens like Cursedon recomended.
You might try to see if you can get any driver updates for the CD-Rom drive (although it shouldn't really need any).
3rd May 2005
You sure it isn't just a dirty or scratched CD? Or does this happen with all media you insert into the drive?
If so then, as others suggested I'd say try a lens cleaner. Failing that...new DVD drives aren't horrendously expensive these days.
I still have to order a new one - I've had two Samsung DVD+/-RW drives now, both of which ended up dying. :rolleyes:
So far I tried out 3 discs and all of them failed to be read.
The Original Idiot...
21st October 2006
Have you tried checking the laser to see if it's faulty?
C&C Generals INI Coder
4th November 2004
I would rather say it's a pure coincidence that I considered XCP in the first place, but then I realised AudioSlave CDs include such. Check your CDs for the below images.
Also see these...
http://cp.sonybmg.com/xcp/ http://google.co.uk/search?q=cd_proxy http://www.sysinternals.com/blog/2005/10/sony-rootkits-and-digital-rights.html http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/pest/pest.aspx?id=453096362
I have a bad feeling Sony has screwed up your drive. If so, see here...
22nd October 2006
take it as an excuse to extort your parents about buying a new PC for you. Can you say Alienware?
I would die without GF
15th March 2006
Drives are cheap, there's no reason to replace the PC. Oh, and Alienware sucks compared to what someone with a bit of knowledge can do.