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hobo_man 10-29-2005 02:20 PM

Cd-rom Drive
 
Hi, my CD-ROM drive isn't working for some reason. There's still power but whenever a put a CD in, nothing happens. It says the drive is empty even though I have a CD in it..It was working fine until my game froze and it seemed like my CD-ROM drive just stopped. Now it's not working at all, any ideas? Thanks.

Ste 10-29-2005 02:31 PM

Make sure the IDE cables are not in the wrong way, also make sure they are conected. I know it sounds stupid but it can happen. It could be time to put it down. (hammer)

hobo_man 10-29-2005 02:55 PM

My CD is just sitting in the CD-Drive when I put it in even though there's power, do you think my drive is damaged? I don't think a game that freezes can mess up my CD-Drive can it?

DJ-CHRIS 10-29-2005 04:06 PM

Do you hear the drive spinning up?

I betya the CD drive has died

hobo_man 10-29-2005 04:07 PM

That's what I'm thinking..No sound or anything anymore..Does this mean I have spend money to fix or get a new one?

Vormund 10-29-2005 04:33 PM

Yeah if it's broke, but they're cheap...$5 at the local computer shops, or $20 at a bigger store/CompUSA!

Did you ensure the IDE cables are in securely? Just a little bit off and it may do that, as well...

:edit:
Oh yeah, never fix it...heh, it'd cost you 100x the cost of a brand new one...:)
:/edit:

hobo_man 10-29-2005 04:52 PM

I don't even know what an IDE cable is but yeah..i might as well get a new computer. My computer is old..processor=1000mhz..:P


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