DVD Drive not reading Disks

  dp600 11:33 11 Sep 08

Win XP/
if a i put any disc in the drive,computer or DVD or CD,it spins the green light flickers but it shows as empty.Nothing will load or play
Thank You.

  Stuartli 11:44 11 Sep 08

First check the leads and connections for firmness and then try Uninstalling the optical drive from Device Manager and then Rebooting; Windows should Find New Hardware and reinstall the basic CDROM driver.

If this doesn't work, it could well be that one or both optical drive lasers have gone kaput.

It won't cost more than £15 to £20 for a top brand DVD rewriter replacement.

  dp600 11:46 11 Sep 08

thanks will give that a try

  dp600 11:56 11 Sep 08

Thank You
Uninstalling the optical drive from Device Manager and then Rebooting worked.

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