dvd-rom

  spec 14:03 08 Dec 2011
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I purchased a dvd-wr recently (liteon) and it worked fine for about a month then started struggling to 'spin' the discs. The light comes on but eventually goes out. I have tried various discs to no avail. I use Wxp Pro, Intel dual cpu, and have 1G mem. Can anyone say if it's the drive itself or the PC causing the prob?.

Many thanks

  steve12345 14:11 08 Dec 2011

If it's a new drive, I suggest you contact the shop and ask for a replacement. If it is a second hand drive, you probably got a worn out drive. You can try to contact the seller but probs easier to buy a new one.

CD/DVD drives do wear out after a while if they are used constantly. I have had several CD/DVD drives go out on me over the years.

  spec 14:29 08 Dec 2011

Thanks Steve, as I say I have only had it a few weeks and not used it a great deal. I contacted the seller and was told to return it to them and they will return it to their seller. A total inconvenience for me and probably means I will have to purchase another one.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:38 08 Dec 2011

check cables are fully engaged at drive and motherboard end.

the person you sold it to you should replace immediately

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