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Help me plz if you know how to fix cd-rom drives...

By crazyremix2006
Feb 21, 2006
  1. Hello everyone, I recently got a KDS Valient laptop and out of the blue the cd-rom drive stopped working , Ive tried a couple of things but it never works, it doesnt need drivers, or so it says... anyhow the cd-rom is a compact disc cd-rom, plz someone give me advice or instructions to fix this problem, if you need more information email me at: crazy34502001@yahoo.com or just reply...thx -crazyremix2006
     
  2. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster TS Rookie Posts: 430

    You recently got it? There's a warranty isn't it? Why don't you ask for an RMA or return it?
     
  3. crazyremix2006

    crazyremix2006 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Reply

    Its a old cd-rom and its not a new computer, its a old computer but I know for a fact that there is a way to fix the cd-rom, I just cant figure out why.... -crazyremix2006
     
  4. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster TS Rookie Posts: 430

    Have you tried with DOS and standard CDROM drivers? Or if it can boot from a CD?

    If one of them works, then, if you're using Windows, the OS could be the problem. You should try to delete the primary and secondary IDE + the IDE controller in the system panel.
     
  5. crazyremix2006

    crazyremix2006 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ive tried that, doesnt work, I think its just the cd-rom went bad(i hope not).
    thx for replying :)
     
  6. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster TS Rookie Posts: 430

    Does the eject button works at least?

    Try cleaning the connectors.

    It would have been simpler if the OS was able to find the drive but that it wouldn't read the disk...
     
  7. crossedup

    crossedup TS Rookie

    Ive had 1 in the past that, upon taking apart the drive, the ribbon connector inside the drive from the laser assembly to the board had come unplugged. Plugged it back in, put it back together and all was good.

    You have to be willing to take it apart though. It already doesnt work, you cant break it.

    :angel:
     
  8. crazyremix2006

    crazyremix2006 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thx guys for support, the eject button works, and i should take it apart however i really think its just dead.... :cool:
     
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,654   +323

    If its just a CD drive you ought to be able to pick one up for less than $20. Plain cd drives now are just about worth less than the cd you put in them.

    I'd recommend spending $30 and getting a CDRW drive. Or spending $50 (or less) and getting a DVDRW drive. Optical drives are cheap.
     
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