cd/dvd drive

  sudoman 07:40 02 Feb 09

the cd/dvd drive appears to have completely vanished off my desktop computer.i have looked in device manager i looked in hardware.what do you think has happened am i going to have to buy a replacement

  crosstrainer 08:58 02 Feb 09

You may just have a loose cable. Open the case, and re-seat the cables for power and data to the drive.

If that fails, then yes, it's likely that you need a replacement.

  sudoman 09:52 02 Feb 09

i checked the cable connections they looks like i have to buy a new dvd drive.are they difficult to install?.

  MAJ 09:54 02 Feb 09

Try this, sudoman. click here

  sudoman 10:23 02 Feb 09

i already tryed the repair software made no difference drive still not i have to buy a new dvd drive.i noticed the internal ones are cheaper than external ones

  crosstrainer 11:33 02 Feb 09

Cheap to buy, easy to fit:

click here

Make sure you buy the correct model for your system (SATA or IDE)

Then just unscrew, replace the cables at the new drive end, and off you go.

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