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ASUS F5RL Won't Recognise Disc's no matter what I try..

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June 3, 2013 10:58:28 AM

Asus F5RL Series won't recognise disc's. I've checked the drivers it says they are working porperly. I've uninstalled and reinstalled them. But it's still not working. I tried the Microsoft "Fix it" program and it says there is a problem that it didn't fix but doesn't tell me what the problem is, when it asks me to proceed to other options for my particular problem it won't send info? really bothering me now. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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June 3, 2013 11:21:46 AM

It could mean that the CD/DVD drive itself is faulty. If all the discs can be recognized by a different PC / laptop, then it seems you will need to replace the drive.
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June 3, 2013 11:26:56 AM

jaguarskx said:
It could mean that the CD/DVD drive itself is faulty. If all the discs can be recognized by a different PC / laptop, then it seems you will need to replace the drive.


thanks for your response, does that mean I have to bring it in somewhere to get it replaced? (sorry I'm not very computer savvy)

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June 3, 2013 12:42:18 PM

The optical drive can be replaced as long as you find a replacement one specifically for the Asus F5RL laptop. Click the following link for a Youtube video that demonstrates how it is done. Note, the video (which has no audio) completely takes apart the laptop, but you do not have to go to that extreme.

You just need to unscrew the main underside panel (starting at 0:16 to 0:32). There is a single screw that secures the optical drive in place and is found next to the fan. Skip to 1:50 which shows you how to remove the optical drive. Simply remove the screw and pull the drive out. Naturally just do those steps in reverse to install the replacement optical drive and secure the underside panel back to the laptop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk8qFczG-5E

You can purchase a replacement optical drive from the following site or Google around for a better deal:

http://www.super-laptop-parts.com/asus-f5rl-series-tsl6...
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June 3, 2013 12:43:42 PM

If you prefer not to do it yourself, then bring it into an electronics repair shop. BestBuy's GeekSquad can also do it for you.
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June 3, 2013 1:12:51 PM

jaguarskx said:
If you prefer not to do it yourself, then bring it into an electronics repair shop. BestBuy's GeekSquad can also do it for you.

Hi,
thank you so much for your help. I will try to do it myself - if not get the professionals onto it. thank you
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