Help Please:

  balmad 20:58 24 Jul 04

I have E-machine computer,windows XP home edition but it's cd re-writer has stopped working. A busy light is on all the times and i can not open it by pressing the button. Moreover now the re-writer drive and cd drives both have disappeared from my computer. Can any one help?

  jonnytub 20:58 24 Jul 04

is there a cd still inside the drive?

  howard60 20:59 24 Jul 04

go to control panel - hardware devices - device manager and then system. delete/uninstall all cds and then restart pc and with luck they will be found and reinstalled

  hugh-265156 23:09 24 Jul 04

some things to try click here

  woodchip 23:25 24 Jul 04

yes there as to be a cd in the drive, and it cannot read it. it may need a new ribbon cable

  THE TERMINATOR 23:53 24 Jul 04

If you want to get the disk out of the drive, restart windows and open the drive while your pc is still in POST mode....TT

  Wak 09:24 25 Jul 04

If there is any need to open a CD drive because of a jammed disc or faulty working then look on the front of the drive for a small hole (approx 1 mm. across) and gently push a stiff piece of wire inside it. This will open the drive and is specifically for this purpose.

  balmad 14:15 25 Jul 04

Thanks for your response. I opened the drive with the wire and found no cd inside. Now it is showing when I press my computer button.Its door doesnot close with the button on front of it. Any thing else I can do ?

  €dstowe 14:32 25 Jul 04

Check the cables - especially the ribbon cable - at both ends to ensure it is fully pushed home.You might want to try a different cable if you can. Do this with the machine powered down.

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