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CDROM problem

By huimin ·
I have some touble with my CDROM driver(ACER640P 40X). My computer run WIN98.
This CDROM driver only can recognize 50% CDs. After I insert some CD,
it is not accessible and say "The device is not ready".
But, if I insert this CD to my 4X CDROM driver, everything is OK.
I am really appreciate at some one can help me to solve this problem.

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by tyger07 In reply to CDROM problem

It's not the driver it's the drive. The optics may be off, the drive maybe spinning the disc too fast it cannot read it or maybe the drive could just be on the way out. Get yourself another cd-rom...Frank

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by huimin In reply to CDROM problem

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by avachon In reply to CDROM problem

Hi, It is the drive that is the problem as the other respondent noted. You may want to clean the drive first with a good commercial cd cleaner (available at computer stores)and see if that helps with the problem. If it does, great. If not, I agree that it is time for a new drive. Lots of sales now - for the next couple of days Amazon is offering free shipping on a cendyne EIDE cd-rom writeable. It's not very fast on the writes and rewrites, but it's a decent cd speed (32X). Anyway, after rebatethe thing is around $80.00 - just to give you a sense of pricing. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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by CoolSream In reply to CDROM problem

I would like to know if all the CDs that you are using are pre-packaged retail versions. If you are using CDs that have been burned by friends it could be the fact that some drives have a problem reading certain brands of low price/discount/bulk CDs.

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by mickeythecat In reply to CDROM problem

Have you checked the disks to see if they are dirty? Some high speed readers don't like the fingerprints that an older, slower readers will ignore.

Charlie

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