DVD Drive will play-then wont play

  bionicle 21:07 03 Mar 04

Whatever type of disc I put in my DVD drive it shows a blinking light on the drive tray and the icon on screen shows that there is a CD in the drive however it only autoplays around 15% of the time. If I open 'My Computer' the message is 'Please insert a disc in drive'. Is this a configuration problem or a problem with the mechanics of the drive?

  GaT7 00:31 04 Mar 04

Please tell us your OS.

  gudgulf 00:55 04 Mar 04

Try opening the case and checking that the ide cable is securely attached to the drive/mobo and also try uninstalling/deleting the drive from device manager.Then restart windows,this should detect the drive and reinstall the drivers for it.If this dosent cure the problem you could try using a lens cleaning disc but you may well be looking at a failing dvd drive.

  GaT7 01:31 04 Mar 04

Good advice by gudgulf.

From a software angle try this:

Win XP only: click here

  bionicle 21:07 04 Mar 04

Thanks for the advice. Tried them so looks like a failed DVD drive.

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