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E-Machine

By itnewbee
Oct 31, 2007
  1. I have an e-machine lap top that will not read the cd/dvd. The drives were updated. and I am not getting any error message. I can hear the thing spinning.
     
  2. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    My guess would be that the drive needs replaced.
     
  3. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    eMachines use cheap parts so put a good replacement drive in then you'll be away :)
     
  4. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Before you chuck it, clean the optic of the drive very carefully with something like a spectacle cleaning cloth or a photographers lens cleaner. The lenses look upwards so any airbourne muck will land on it. Crafty bit of design, that.
     
  5. itnewbee

    itnewbee TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    Thanks

    Never open one up, That would be a separate drive from the hd. Any recomondations.
     
  6. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    i can't quite understand your last post, do you mean you've never taken the covers off a laptop?
     
  7. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Or maybe the CD drive - you can see the optic on a laptop CD drive (unless it is a caddiless one) in the middle of the slide-out tray.
     
  8. EDollar

    EDollar TS Rookie Posts: 44

    Canned air works well too
     
  9. itnewbee

    itnewbee TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    Thanks for all the help. The new drive sounds like the solution. Sorry I didn't get back yesterday but I keep haveing login trouble. Hopefully its cleared up.
     
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