drive not reading disks

  [DELETED] 20:57 26 Aug 2003

i have a 6 year old gateway with a mitsumi cd-rom FX322M !B till only yeaterday it now stops reading the disks XP says thats its fine but when theres a disk in it does not pick it up! wat has happened and how do i sort it?

  [DELETED] 21:04 26 Aug 2003

check if all the connections are secured into the drive. check that the drivers are working correctly. clean it with a cleaning disc. if all that fails and seeing as how the warranty is probably out after 6 years i would suggest getting a new one as they are so cheap nowadays. it could be something inside such as the laser going out of focus or parts overheating.

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