CDROM drive will not read?

By Dixieboy0013
Sep 4, 2007
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  1. Hello everyone. Well lets see, I use a Compaq Presario 1688 Notebook. Its running Windows ME (4.09) with a Toshiba i think is the Cd Drive. I have had this thing for years and believe it or not it has been reliable to me as any XP running computer I have used, maybe because i take good care of it. Anyways the problem is this: I can press the button to open the disc drive, put a disc in and you can hear it start to spin for about a second, but it just stops. if you try to manually start the disc it will tell you that there is no disc in the drive. By the way to help even out things, i looked at the drivers and all and there was no problem with the drivers. it must be a physical problem? help me guys i would really appreciate it! btw this site is awesome i would love to be a part of the family! lol
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    if it is old then the most likely cause is the laser which reads the cds has died.
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