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Dying dvd drive?

post #1 of 8
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Here are the symptoms:
Can read CDs but not DVDs.
Noticed that there was a solid green light when it tries to do so. Then it turns off.
I tried the DVD on a different computer and the disc worked fine.

I tried to disconnect and reconnect it.
I've tried to uninstall it via the device manager and reboot.
Googling doesn't really help.
Any other ideas like cleaning it or something?

Also, it's IDE.
Edited by intelfan - 5/19/11 at 5:01pm
    
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Tried a different sata cable?
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Sorry forgot to mention. It's IDE.
    
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Sorry forgot to mention. It's IDE.
Ok np got any spare ide cables lying about sadly data cables have a problem of kicking up weird problems, did you use the same ide cable when you plugged it into the other computer?

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No, it was an entirely different computer. I'm suspecting it was the drive.
    
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No, it was an entirely different computer. I'm suspecting it was the drive.
Chances are its just starting to give up the ghost.

thankfully new sata drives are cheap to replace
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Yeah, I've been wanting to replace it but I'll keep it because it still functions as a CD burner, a DVD burner with half the function. Thanks for your help.
    
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Yeah, I've been wanting to replace it but I'll keep it because it still functions as a CD burner, a DVD burner with half the function. Thanks for your help.
Yea that it no point sending it off to the dump keep it installed untill it totally dies then keep it as relic something to show the grandkids

The pinical of technology IDE
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