cd rhom

  grandeur 12:15 05 Jan 11
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My cd rhom has stopped working ie the light does not come on when i press the eject button,nor does the tray open.I can open the tray using a paper clip so the mechanics appear to be working.I have checked device manager and the cd does not show so i presume that it is shot.I have a spare dvd writer for my pc.Can i use this in place of my cd rhom?

  mgmcc 12:39 05 Jan 11

>>> I have a spare dvd writer for my pc.Can i use this in place of my cd rhom?

Yes you can use the DVD writer.

Incidentally, it is CD ROM (ROM being an acronym for Read Only Memory)

  grandeur 13:49 05 Jan 11

mgmcc
Thanks for your info.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:07 05 Jan 11

1. Check the power and data cables are fully located at the drive and the data cable is fully located in the socket on the motherboard.

2. try another power cable from the PSU

  grandeur 17:12 05 Jan 11

Thanks Fruit Bat& mgmcc for your help.Changed cd rom for dv writer and now all ok.

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