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Old 02-16-2006, 06:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is this cd-rom screwed?

k, here's the deal. My sons computer cd-rom will not read anything, Music or data. It's an IDE, so I took it out of their comp and tried it in mine.

Same problem in mine, won't read ****. I looked for a driver on the net, and didn't find anything.

It shows up in device manger and in BIOS. It will eject, so it's gettting power.

So any ideas what else i should do or is it fried?

Please note: I checked their floppy drive and found a penny and a lite bright peg stuck in it, so I wouldn't be surprised to find something other then a cd was stuck into the d: drive

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Old 02-16-2006, 07:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check to see that the jumpers are set correctly.
Is there any irregular noise when trying to read the disk?

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Old 02-16-2006, 07:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The jumpers have always been on the 2nd slot. It worked before on the second jumper but now nothing.

It's the primary on their computer but it would have been a slave on mine cause I have a dvd player as master, right. I'm not too bright on jumpers

I get no sound when it's trying to read cd's. I'm not even sure if it's spinning
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Old 02-16-2006, 11:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Its toast...At least there cheap.
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yep, thats what i fiqured.

Thanks guys
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