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Not sure if this is the place, i need a help with my DVD drive hope you HDD guys could help me.

I have an OEM Optiarc AD-7260S (SATA obviously), Win7 can see the drive but it thinks that there no disc inside, you know this moment: Windows opens the DVD tray for you.

Dumb things i already done:
Reinstalled the DVD drivers
Reinstalled Chipset drivers
Updated BIOS
Updated the drive Firmware
Tried different SATA ports on the mobo
Tried different cables

Please help me, sorry for long post.
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post #2 of 22
Maybe its broken?
   
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post #3 of 22
reinstalled windows?
post #4 of 22
You can get a cheap SATA DVD-RW for like $25 brand spanking.
Sounds like a bad laser.
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post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by Mr.Pie View Post
reinstalled windows?
Thats just cruel.
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post #6 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rian View Post
Maybe its broken?
I got the drive like 4 months ago, its would be sad if its broken that fast.
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reinstalled windows?
Unfortunately i will have to do this soon :/
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Originally Posted by Doom View Post
You can get a cheap SATA DVD-RW for like $25 brand spanking.
Sounds like a bad laser.
Well maybe, if windows reinstall will not help i will just grab a one badass drive.
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post #7 of 22
I had an Optiarc 7201S die on be a month ago.

It did the exact same thing. Replaced with an LG DVDRW basic drive, and works awesomesaucely.
   
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post #8 of 22
Do you smoke? or anybody else in the house smoke?

You can take it apart and use a Q-Tip that you have dipped in Isopropyl Alcohol and swab the laser head lightly to clean the smoke tar off of it.

That is if you smoke, this can happen to your DVD drive.
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post #9 of 22
You might just have a dirty laser lens. try a cleaner cd (with the bristles) or try blowing compressed air into the drive while the tray is open.
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post #10 of 22
Things break. The lens is probably gone bust.
   
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