acer aspireT671 cd/dvd failure

  cabiggsy 19:30 07 May 2009

Suddenly my cd/dvd does not read any disks. you can insert blanc disk but it does not register. it starts to spin but slows down asking you to insert disk. The lights flash as they should and the hardware monitor on Vista says it is working properly. But it isnt. I have checked the driver and tried to update it but it is the latest. Even new programmes will not autorun, nothing seems to register. HELP Please.

  MAJ 19:36 07 May 2009

Sounds like the laser is dead, if so, you need a new drive.

  MAJ 19:41 07 May 2009

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  cabiggsy 20:08 07 May 2009

Hi Maj, is there any way to test laser or is it easier to change unit and hope that cures it?

  MAJ 20:21 07 May 2009

Not that I'm aware of, cabiggsy, you could try the drive in anonther computer to see if it works, but as they are so inexpensive and easy to install, they are basically 'throw-away' items nowadays.

  cabiggsy 21:09 07 May 2009

Thanks very much I will give it a go.

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