Laptop cdrom drive issues

By dseaman_797 ·
Hi ,I've been having a problem with a dell latitude D600 that I recently had to reinstall windows XP pro on.I don't have the drivers cd for the laptop so I went directly to dell's site and got them.The problem is that the cdrom drive does not work for whatever reason.I can see the icon in "My Computer" but it says to insert a disc when i try to open it up .I also noticed that it pops up on the bottom right hand corner of my screen when i slide the drive in as though it were a usb device.....How odd.I used the driver or i should say i used quite a few drivers on dell's site for the cd/dvd rom with no luck. Any ideas?

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I know this sounds wierd but...

by LarryD4 In reply to Laptop cdrom drive issues

Open the CD-ROM and gently move the laser arm back and forth so you know it moves and then try using it again.

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Ok it moves

by dseaman_797 In reply to I know this sounds wierd ...

But still no luck and that was also a little wierd and a little scary lol Nothing happens when I put a CD in though but I can eject the drive by right clicking on it and pressing eject.I can see the green arrow at the bottom of the screen as well and that bothering me a lot .If i click on it it asks me to safely remove hardware.....I don't get it :S

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