CD Drive Not Responding

By ilovetacos
Jun 26, 2007
  1. This has been a bad hour for me techwise. I think I just broke my cell phone, and now my Cd drive doesn't work!

    It first started after I burned a file to a cd. I tried to eject, but all that happened is the little green light flashed like it normally does when ejecting, but nothing else. I rebooted, tried again, no dice. (I also used the eject button on Windows btw) Finally, I inserted a paperclip into the little hole to manually get the cd out, and that worked, but now the light wont come on or anything!

    I REALLY don't want to have to replace the drive. I've gone through a corrupted hard drive and three corrupted OS's last week, and I just now got everything back to normal....
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Optical drives last about a year... a little longer if seldom used, but less if used a lot. There is no way around it.
    A new CD-RW will cost between $18 and $29 online, and a new DVD-RW will cost between $39 and $59.
    It is the cost of doing business with a computer.
  3. ilovetacos

    ilovetacos TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well somehow it was fixed this morning, cause now it works. :)
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Great news! But they do only last about a year, give or take, depending on how much they are used...
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