View Full Version : CD/DVD Drive Won't Work

07-12-2008, 03:27 PM
My CD/DVD drive has occasionally not been reading discs for the past 2 months but it's now stopped altogether. The disc seems to be found in "My Computer" but the computer can't read it.

I'm assuming the drive has died. Any other ideas?



07-12-2008, 04:45 PM
Rebooting with the disc in the drive? What error does it give you? Tried a firmware update? Is it burnt-only discs that fail, or regular CD / DVD's? DVD-Video discs? Audio CD's?

07-12-2008, 05:38 PM
Have you tried a cleaner disk they have a little brush built in that cleans the optics and some software that tests the drive, I've been using one for years. Also you say the disk shows up in my computer do you mean the drive or does it read the title of the disk?

08-12-2008, 07:46 AM
Thanks for your comments.

The computer only reads the drive, not anything on the disc.

Yes I've got a cleaner but I can't get it to operate.


08-12-2008, 08:26 AM
maybe time for a replacement drive

08-12-2008, 09:20 AM
It has passed its used by date. Time for a new one.