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Old 11-04-2004, 02:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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you don't need the audio cable hookep up.
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Old 11-04-2004, 02:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I have an Acer 12x8x32 cdrw in my computer. I have not used it for several months. Recently I decided I'd like to burn some cd's off. I plugged the cd burner in (it is an internal drive). The cd burner will not work.
I have a simple idea [maybe it works] to restore your old cd rw drive. Open the casing of your Drive , take a soft cloth and wipe out the dust around the lens.[you have to eject the tray before removing the case of your cd drive].

I guess this wud work

I always had problems with my DVD-ROM, its kinda old, and it doesnt read cd's after certain period. So I do the manuall cleaning stuff and voila!, the laser back in action

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Old 11-05-2004, 03:26 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks for the idea. Since it isn't working I might as well take it out and open it up. I'll see how it goes.

Well, I opened her up and dusted it out. It at least tries to read cd's now, but doesn't quiet pull it off. I give up. I'm going to buy the Samsung CDRW/DVD combo drive for $35. Seems like a great deal as I saw the same drive at CompUSA for $70.

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