Disc drive?

  granma.m 26 Sep 12
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I think I need a new disc drive. None of the discs I insert will play, Someone suggested an external drive, but I have no idea what to order etc. Can someone please help.? Moira

  onthelimit1 26 Sep 12

Take your pick from the USB DVD drives from Amazon. I've used a cheap one for years with no problem.

  granma.m 26 Sep 12

Thanks for that will do.

  Woolwell 26 Sep 12

Have you tried cleaning the drive?

  granma.m 26 Sep 12

Thank you both for your help Moira

  granma.m 26 Sep 12

Thank you both for your help Moira

  lotvic 26 Sep 12

It's just as easy (and tidier) to replace the internal DVD drive.

Google for 'how to replace a dvd drive in a desktop' for a video walk through.

Also have you checked that the dvd drive is actually broken (can't read contents of CD/DVD's? Look in Windows Explorer and click on the drive to see if the contents are shown or if it says 'drive empty' 'please insert cd/dvd' or similar message.

It might even be just a loose connection at back of drive, make sure they are firmly plugged in. (pc switched off and unplug from wall socket when you do that)

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