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CD-R/RW will not start w/ cd-rom

By Jeff_4725 ·
can anyone please tell me if there is a way to check sync. on the drive mechanism when a disk is inserted. electronically the unit chks. ok on all xp troubleshooters but when cd is inserted, computer will not recognize any type disk. The drive made a weird vibrating noise one day before it quit. the drawer works normally from eject button and from program.

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CD-R/RW will not start w/ cd-rom

by TheChas In reply to CD-R/RW will not start w/ ...

Does the drive spin up the disk when the tray is closed?

If not, there may be a problem with the switch that signals to the electronics that the door is closed.

If the disk spins up, then the laser may be out of alignment, or damaged.

You can try opening up the drive, and seeing if the laser transport mechanism moves smoothly.

However, I would just spend the $20 to $50 US for a new drive.


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