dvd player dead

  firebirdb 20:31 02 Jul 2007

my dvd player in my windows xp pc is not working, it has worked for, 3 years, it is a LG.
drawer opens takes cd, little green light comes on, but thats it ! is a new one req.I have checked "device manager" it says its working fine.

  recap 20:34 02 Jul 2007

It may just need a clean, you should be able to use a CD disc cleaner for this.

  firebirdb 20:36 02 Jul 2007

I used a disc and cleaned it last week

  skidzy 20:40 02 Jul 2007

Something to try:

Missing cd/dvd drives can be normally associated with the removal of burning software such as Nero/Roxio/Sonic/Easy CD Creator etc.
And not showing the drive in My Computer.

Try the below link ,if still no luck follow the Procedure of removing the upper and lower filters.

click here

If no joy with the above fix,try the Microsoft Guided Help

click here scroll down to the Guided help download and follow the instructions.

If still no joy,follow the manual fix below.

If you have further any error codes,please post them.

Restore Missing CD/Dvd Drives

Missing cd/dvd drive
If it is showing an error code:
Code 19, Code 31, Code 32, Code 39, or Code 41
, delete the drive.

Then follow these directions for clearing the Upper/Lower Filters: (might want to print this out)

1. Click on Start --> Run --> and type in 'regedit' followed by the enter key ( if Vista Start search or windows+R )
2. Expand the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" key (looks like a folder) by double clicking it (or
3. clicking the "+" next to it.)
4. Expand the "SYSTEM" Key
5. Expand the "CurrentControlSet" Key
6. Expand the "Control" Key
7. Expand the "Class" Key
8. Please look for a key containing the following string of letter and numbers:
9. High light this key by left clicking once on it
10. On the right hand side you are looking for "UpperFilters" and "LowerFilters" under the "Name" column, once you find these please delete them by right clicking on them and choosing "delete"
11. Please exit the registry by clicking on the "X" in the top right hand corner of the screen

Reboot your computer

.If in any doubt editing the registry,please create a System Restore point first and also backup your registry....The guidedhelp from Microsoft on backing up the registry is a good lesson for anyone to learn. click here

Creating a System Restore point:

Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore…follow the prompts.

  umbongo(uk) 00:04 03 Jul 2007

remember they only live for about
taken from a dvdrom drive specification table
MTBF(Life) : 70000 Hours

I have checked "device manager" it says its working fine.
no it says it see,s it rom drive errors are diffrent
you can plug dead devices in and they can be seen but the internals dont work

pick up lense or drive could have died
do skidzys tests above

nero drive speed test is a good one cos ull get spin up n spin down ie the parts inside needed to read/write media

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