DVD-Rom rotates too fast...

Asustek computer inc. / X51rl
March 30, 2009 at 02:44:10
Specs: Windows Vista, 2 Gb
Hello i have a problem with my DVD-rom on a Notebook computer. It doesn't read any cd or dvd disk. even in the BIOS. But when i put the disk in the tray it begins to rotate the disk so fast that it's so becoming noisy, and it doesn't read. Please help me. What can I do with it ? I tried to reinstall windows, but it didn't help. I tried to reinstall new drivers, but there wasn't any effect.

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March 30, 2009 at 07:03:09
Replace the drive.


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March 30, 2009 at 07:38:22
How do you know the drive is rotating too fast? Is there a dramatic change from the way it used to sound? Are you using any stick on labels?

If the drive is old the spindle bearing may be worn and that could cause vibration, which would make more noise. I doubt the drive is rotating any faster than it should. If the bearing is worn the laser may not be able to read the tracks correctly.

So, most likely you may need to replace the drive.

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March 31, 2009 at 06:29:22
Thanks for respond, I know that the drive is rotating faster. Because there is a dramatic change in the noise from the way it used to. I don't use any stick, but when I put disk in the tray and close the drive it begins to make this noise. And then when I open the drive the disk is still rotating for a moment. Please recommend me something. If it's broken can I repair it?

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March 31, 2009 at 06:52:02
I guess I didn't make my point clear. If the disk is wobbling due to a worn spindle or an out of balance disk the sound will be much louder. That doesn't mean it is rotating faster. There is some variation in the rotational speed but there is a maximum speed, above which the disk can actually come apart. So the motor is capable of running only so fast.

Try inserting a disk that you know used to work correctly to see if you still get the same results. There could be any number of causes for the disk to wobble but the end result is the same. Unless some foreign matter has gotten on the tapered spindle shaft then I don't think there is anything you can do to fix it.

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