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Nightowl2 01-29-2005 09:30 PM

I suspect it is. For awhile now, it's suffered from "creeping read" problems. The drive has had trouble picking up a cd, but eventually it would latch on and the game would come up.

Today, nada (it was working yesterday). No cd I've tried has worked. It goes around briefly, then the drive stops and the green light blinks. I can eject with no problems. There are no error messages.

This is, by the way, a regular CDROM drive, not a CD-R or CD-RW.

Time for a new one?

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Cloudbringer 01-29-2005 09:35 PM

Hi Nightowl2! My husband, Nachtrafe, says it sounds like the laser is bad so you probably do need a new cd drive.

[ 01-29-2005, 08:36 PM: Message edited by: Cloudbringer ]

Dace De'Briago 01-29-2005 09:50 PM

You could always pop open the case and check for a loose IDE cable before opting to buy a new one.

Make sure you pull the cable fully out, then push it back in firmly.

If that doesn't work you can pick up a new one very cheaply anyway. A simple screwdriver job is all it will take to 'install'.

Vaskez 01-29-2005 10:56 PM

Well, duh if you hosed it, then it's not gonna work is it? Water can wreck havoc in electronics.

[img]tongue.gif[/img] :D

Bungleau 01-29-2005 11:07 PM

At today's prices for CD-ROMs, if reattaching the cables like Dace suggested doesn't work, get a new one. In fact, depending on what's in your box, I'd get a CD-RW for just about the same price...

Unfortunately, I have no other ideas for you.

Spirits forever 01-30-2005 12:08 AM

wow, funny thing this, my cd drives been giving me the same problem , was gonna put it up, but saw you did it first [img]tongue.gif[/img]

Nightowl2 01-30-2005 12:09 AM

Guess I'll order a new one. Ho hum.

Thanks for the responses, all.

Even you, Vaskez, though your reply was strictly from Hungary ;)

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Vaskez 01-30-2005 06:18 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Nightowl2:
Guess I'll order a new one. Ho hum.

Thanks for the responses, all.

Even you, Vaskez, though your reply was strictly from Hungary ;)

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What makes you think that? The fact that it was humourous? Yes, I've heard that Hungarians can have a razor-sharp wit. :D


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