dvd drive not working

  sidandlil 16:24 29 May 06
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Hi, my pc has a dvd drive and a separate dvd rewriter. recently, my dvd player refuses to see the disk in the draw, and prompts me to put a disk in even though there is one in already.I know I can still copy using the hard drive but it takes too long. I have tried various disks with same response, and tried a cd cleaner disk as well.The drive shows as working in device manager, and you can hear it spin up, so I assume the laser has gone. If so, is it just a straight swap for a new one, and could I put another rewriter in instead as a friend has a spare one?
Thanks for any help.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:29 29 May 06

I assume the laser has gone.

certainly sounds like it but worth uninstalling and reinstalling in device manager.

If so, is it just a straight swap for a new one, and could I put another rewriter in instead as a friend has a spare one?

Yes will not be a problem just check the jumper settings when replacing.

  sidandlil 09:53 30 May 06

thanx fruitbat,just needed confirmation. ATB Dave

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