dvd drive does not see disc

  JACC 17:33 24 Jul 2005

My dvd drive does not see any discs inserted , what could be wrong ? cd drive works ok , using WXP Pro SP2

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:35 24 Jul 2005

1. is dvd drive shown in explorer?

2. check ribbon cable not loose at rear of drive and on motherboard

3. check power cable flly inserted.

4. uninstall and reinstall in devic manager

5. uninstall ide cahnnel drive is on and reinstall

  JACC 20:33 24 Jul 2005

Thanks Fruit Bat /\0/\ will give it a go.

  JACC 13:40 25 Jul 2005

Tried them all Fruit Bat /\0/\ but with no luck , any ideas . Is it dead ?

  SEASHANTY 14:10 25 Jul 2005

From My Computer right click on your DVD drive and select properties and from there select Hardware.
Highlight your drive and again select properties. If it says your drive is working OK try using the troubleshooter from the appropriate button shown.

  SEASHANTY 14:14 25 Jul 2005

Also check from "properties" that Autoplay is enabled.

  jack 14:55 25 Jul 2005

Apart from all the hardware checks as suggested, try a CD disk cleaner disk- the laser may be just a little sooty.

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