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random_soldier1337

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#1 2 years ago

So I basically have no idea why it's doing this. I wasn't using it for a while. Before then it worked just fine. Now whenever I try to use it, it either won't open up or will not read an CDs/DVDs whenever they are put in.

It's confusing because it shows up in BIOS and it's properties in my computers and shows all the details like how it's connected, what's its name, who manufactured it, driver versions and everything.

There is one detail that I do recall however when I think a bit. I tried upgrading to Windows 10 since I met the RECOMMENDED specs but there were problems such as not being able to find certain programs that were part of the original factory install software and flat out losing display upon trying to switch profiles (e.g., high performance to power saver and vice versa). Ever since then I have noted a few things not working correctly. Namely the profile manager which requires me to manually find the executable and activate and the other is possibly this problem with the DVD drive.

Can someone please give suggestions? I had to get to some studying material on a CD.




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#2 2 years ago

The lens is probably busted. How old is it? I went thru a plethora of Cd's and Dvd's  myself (internal types) I had experienced the same problem as yours plenty of times. Hell I even had a disc shattering inside the damn thing Playing the first Black and White game by lionhead studios. This was during the days of 128x speed CD Rom drives and most games demanded to be played from the disc even on full install. (Unless one applies a crack on it.)

There's no chance of repairing it now.

You could just replace it with an external type. They're kinda cheap nowadays with most companies  taking the route of online digital distribution.


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#3 2 years ago

"Lord Rumpuss V"The lens is probably busted. How old is it? I went thru a plethora of Cd's and Dvd's  myself (internal types) I had experienced the same problem as yours plenty of times. Hell I even had a disc shattering inside the damn thing Playing the first Black and White game by lionhead studios. This was during the days of 128x speed CD Rom drives and most games demanded to be played from the disc even on full install. (Unless one applies a crack on it.)

There's no chance of repairing it now.

You could just replace it with an external type. They're kinda cheap nowadays with most companies  taking the route of online digital distribution.

Well my entire LT is ~6 years old. I guess I'm lucky then if the only thing that completely fucked up is that.




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#4 2 years ago

Well if you're really attached to the thing try bringing it to an Electronic repair shop. Not a computer repair shop. Computer techs wont know anything about how to fix the drive. But the the once who took up electronics have experience in repairing Dvd players and the like. 


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#5 2 years ago

All right thanks. I'll check that out. Don't know if I can find any good ones here though.