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Old 03-14-2012, 04:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,
My DVD drive has started acting up.
It reads some CD/DVD's but not others ??

I have tried several, that I know have data on them and it won't read
i.e., the pop up won't come up asking what you want to do with it or
it won't automatically show the drive and files on it, and even if I go to
computer and click on it it doesn't show anything.

I get no errors or anything, when I place a CD/DVD in it it just blinks
for a while, spins for a while but nothing happens, when I try
another one it works fine.... I'ver tested several. Some work some don't.


I run Vista and the drive is ASUS DRW-1814BLT

I did check for driver updates, but it says the drive is good.

Any ideas ?
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Default Re: CD/DVD drive problems

Are these disks that worked both CD/DVDs or just on type? Did you try these disks that did not work in a different system?
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I haven't tried in other systems yet but will, although I'm sure
it's not the cd's themselves. Since I've opened them up before.
One of them just yesterday.
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One old remedy I know of:

Get a q-tip, open the DVD tray. Tight under the center, is a little lazer, looks like a LED sort of. Rub on it with the q-tip. This helped in many cases.

If this doesn't work, I think it's just the drive acting up. Might want to get a new one. They are less than $20.
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