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CD READER/BURNER NOT WORKING....Possible ways to check/trouble shoot?

I have a hp pavillion that I have had for about 3 years. Everytime I put in a cd to either read or burn the computer locks up. Usually when I first put in a cd, you can hear is spin up to speed. That is not happening, the light just keeps blinking. I tried to burn a cd and it finally spun up , but would not do anything. Locked up the computer with it still spinning and had to do a manual shut down. I went to hp help and it said updates are available but it is unable to complete download. So it shuts down (not the computer) How can I trouble shoot this? TIA

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-29-2006, 11:56 AM
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Not sure. Hell, it won't hurt to upgrade. You can get a cdrw/dvdrw combo drive on newegg for ~$45
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I stuck in a audio cd. (toadies) and it fired up. But all the ones I have previously burned it will not go in to the auto run mode. If I go to my computer and double click on the disc icon, it will not open it. Just freaking sets there with the blinking light.

I put a new writable in, had to go thru 4 of them before it would recognize it as a disc being inserted. I burned some pics, tried to open them and it would not. Brought it to work and they are on the disc. Any thoughts?

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Ok, I am leaning towards doing that. Help a brother out. Install? Pull the casing off, unplug and pull existing. Install new and run cd for final install? Never done it before.

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1. Makes sure the disks are clean.
2. Try and drive cleaner to clean the drive laser thingy.

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Any HP I've had wasn't compatible with plug-in upgrades. It's been w hile since I've had one, so maybe it's changed.

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boot to Dos....then type Format C:

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1. Makes sure the disks are clean.
2. Try and drive cleaner to clean the drive laser thingy.

I have a cd cleaner, is that the same thing? For both the cd and the cd player.. I bought it for the PS1


Oh, and discs are brand new. Just opened them.

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Any HP I've had wasn't compatible with plug-in upgrades. It's been w hile since I've had one, so maybe it's changed.
That would suck

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