Optical drive is gone

Fjordman1995

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Not sure where to post this so I can move it if necessary.

Started up my laptop today and I tried to open the cd rom/dvd bay and nothing happened. It will open with a pin pressed into the release hole, but not with the button. (Asus u50f)

When I looked in the device manager there was no drive listed. in computer management/storage/disk management there is no drive showing.

I took out the drive it looks ok. Is there anyway to test it or do I need to buy one and try it?

Thanks,

Warren
 

nickc

Posts: 921   +11
Sounds like u need to replace u'r drive. I am not expert but cd rom and dvd rom do wear out.
 

Fjordman1995

Posts: 40   +0
Ok, thanks, it just quit overnight I took it out and looked it over seems ok but I was hoping there might be a way to test it.

I thought about trying to boot from it but there is no hum, spin, lights anything.

Warren