Not reading cd's

  Cuddles 19:21 11 Apr 2005
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Afreey DD-4008E dvd/cd drive reads dvd's no problem will not read cd's, shows drive not accessible message, could it be a firmware problem ? if so how is it fixed ?

  Technotiger 19:31 11 Apr 2005

Hi, I would suggest try driver update - you should find what you need here - perhaps other information as well that may be usefull to you.


click here


Cheers.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:12 11 Apr 2005

If it reads DVD but not CD then its not looking good for the drive. The drive uses seperate lasers for each system. sounds like the CD laser / electronics kaput.

However things to try first

1. check the IDE cable is secure at the rear of the drive and at the motherboard end.

2. try another cable swap with the one used for your hard drives

3. Uninstall and reinstall the IDE channel the drive is on.

If these don't work then time to buy a new drive.

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