CD Drive not reading CDs on Sony Vaio PCG-7K1L

  herbie53 22:26 23 Jun 09

When a CD is inserted, the drive will spin up, and the mouse pointer has a CD icon next to it, but when the drive is selected in 'My Computer' it says please insert a disc. OS Windows XP. Anyone got any suggestions?

  woodchip 22:40 23 Jun 09

Ara you sure it's a CD not a DVD that you are trying to see on a CD reader drive. If it's a DVD it will not see the disc

  herbie53 22:46 23 Jun 09

Definitely CDs. Could it be a loose connection?

  herbie53 22:48 23 Jun 09

Also it's a DVD drive anyway.

  woodchip 22:57 23 Jun 09

I think DVD drives have a CD read Head and DVD read head the CD head may have gone. Will it read a DVD if it does that will tell what as happend

  herbie53 22:59 23 Jun 09

It doesn't read DVDs.

  Stuartli 23:03 23 Jun 09

Try Uninstalling the optical drive in Device Manager and Rebooting.

Windows should Reinstall the basic CDROM driver for the drive after Finding New Hardware.

If this doesn't work, it could be a loose connection; I doubt if both the CD and DVD lasers have packed up at the same time.

  woodchip 23:05 23 Jun 09

also look in bios to see if the drive is recognized

  herbie53 23:06 23 Jun 09

Uninstalled, rebooting now...

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