My cd drive open and close but don't play

February 12, 2011 at 12:48:10
Specs: Windows Vista
Do i need a new one or what.
I mean it open and close but no matter what i put in it it say no disc.

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#1
February 12, 2011 at 12:57:46
Hi

1.make sure that the Sata or Serial connection is connected properly inside

2.make sure the disk is valid

3.update drivers


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#2
February 12, 2011 at 13:01:36
I did that there no updates avaible and the cord are connected. but still nothing it doesn't read at all

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#3
February 12, 2011 at 13:39:55
Optical drives don't need any special drivers. Does the drive show up in My Computer?

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#4
February 12, 2011 at 14:48:00
The drive is defective if, when the computer is running
(all of these do not require a data cable connection)

- the led on the front of it does not light up briefly when you press the button to open or close the tray

- the led does not light up briefly for a longer time when you insert a disk in the tray and retract the tray

(it's board is fried)


The most common thing that causes an optical drive to become un-usable after it has been used a lot is the cheap sleeve bearings in the motor have deteriorated to the point that they produce so much friction that the motor can no longer spin at even 1X speed, or the motor will not spin at all.

In that case....
- it shows up in the bios
- the led DOES light up briefly for a longer time when you insert a disk in the tray and retract the tray, and if the drive can definitely recognize the type of disk, the led also stays on a lot longer, or blinks on and off a lot longer
- if the motor isn't spinning at all......
- you will not hear it spinning when you insert a disk
- if you note the position of a disk in the tray, retract the tray, let the led do it's thing, then eject the tray, the disk is in the same position.
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If it's data cable is connected, and if there is no problem with that connection, it should show up in Device Manager as working properly, and in Computer and Windows Explorer as a drive with a drive letter.
If it does show up in Computer and Windows Explorer, when you click on it when it has a disk in it of a type that it definitely recognizes, if Windows behaves as if there is no disk in the drive, it's defective.

(You can't read blank burnable disks, or disks the drive wasn't designed to read - e.g. DVD disks in a CD only drive; some drives cannot read CD-Ram or DVD-Ram disks.)


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#5
February 12, 2011 at 16:07:16
btw thanks for using my email address when posting this OP :-P

you all are retards and the op needs an english lesson..

aside from some of the stuff mentioned here, it could simply need a cleaning go get some compressed air in a can, open the tray and spray the inside out.

what are you trying to 'play'?


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#6
February 12, 2011 at 16:50:48
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"btw thanks for using my email address when posting this OP :-P "

"you all are retards and the op needs an english lesson.."

YOU are the OP - Original Poster - the person who started the Topic.

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#7
February 12, 2011 at 20:54:38
if you check the ip logs, the 'op' signed up with my email address from a different ip, i got the email messages and used the forgot password link to sign on..

so yea :-P just having a little fun with someone who doesn't want to their own email


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#8
February 12, 2011 at 21:57:14
You should remove that crap from response 5.

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