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Old 08-16-2011, 08:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my cd rom is not working. I put in a disc and I feel the rom doing something and a yellow light comes on but it wont play music games or anything. Windows media player says a cd drive is needed in order to rip or play cds. I have spent the last 2 nights going though and cleaning out spyware and viruses (osirus) thinking maybe a virus was causing the problem. any other suggestions?

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Could be your laser is bad, or just dusty. Use a q-tip, and open the tray, you should be able to touch the laser. Wipe the end of the q-tip on it. I have done this for years, it fixes some old drives. Unless they really are kicking the bucket.

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Check to see if your device manager recognizes that the drive is still there or not.
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