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My optical drive won't recognize DVDs when I put them in and when I try putting in a music CD it just asks if I want to burn stuff to it.

asked Feb 25 '12 at 13:52

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edited Feb 28 '12 at 23:18

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open the drive bay and give a good hard blow into the slot, if this doesn't fix it it's probably time to get a new drive.

answered Feb 25 '12 at 16:08

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I'v already did but still problem.

(Feb 27 '12 at 00:01) bboyhurricane bboyhurricane's gravatar image

Optical drives are cheapp no a days that you can pick them up for internal casings without a problem.

answered Feb 25 '12 at 20:18

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Do you think its a driver problem?

answered Feb 27 '12 at 00:01

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Have you tried un-intalling it and reinstall it under the device manager in your computer. This would be one thing I would try and do if it is possible. If not. The only other thing is replacing the drive with a new one. And nowadays optical drives are cheap to get for computer that requires it.

(Feb 27 '12 at 00:08) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image

You need drivers to run a DVD drive? I always thought they were literally plug and play.

(Feb 27 '12 at 07:05) Billy Aoki Billy%20Aoki's gravatar image

Usually they are But to play audio or video they usually need codecs for them to be played. But in general just for the player itself it might be those basic drivers which detects it under windows I don't know at this point. Which I doubt they are the root causes of it.

(Feb 27 '12 at 11:49) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image

I'v already tried uninstalling and reinstalling but still no help.

(Feb 28 '12 at 00:48) bboyhurricane bboyhurricane's gravatar image

What type of computer is this? A Mac or a PC?

answered Feb 28 '12 at 03:31

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PC Running windows 7 Home Premium.

(Feb 28 '12 at 23:09) bboyhurricane bboyhurricane's gravatar image

I have a computer optical drive laying around. Can I just use it for my laptop instead?

answered Mar 03 '12 at 19:38

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You could i think, but you would have to buy an adapter or something like a SATA or IDE to USB.

(Mar 03 '12 at 22:15) swagmanT swagmanT's gravatar image

Which would be about the same price as purchasing a new disk drive anyway, so just replace it i say.

(Mar 03 '12 at 22:16) swagmanT swagmanT's gravatar image
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Asked: Feb 25 '12 at 13:52

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Last updated: Mar 03 '12 at 22:16