External DVD/ CD drive cannot be detected after accidental drop Tags: DVD Drives Laptops DVD CD Drives Storage Last response: May 16, 2010 7:27 PM in Storage Share Clusmaster May 16, 2010 6:50:39 PM Hello, I have an external DVD/ CD drive for my laptop (samsung NC10) which I accidently dropped. The drive cannot be detected through all laptops and computers. It there any way to get it working again?? More about : external dvd drive detected accidental drop Anonymous a b D Laptop a b G Storage May 16, 2010 7:27:57 PM Depends which bit is broken. I would dismantle the external drive case and see if any physical damage is obvious. Either the drive in the box -- or the box and its electronics can probably be salvaged. With any luck a cable has fallen off. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumDVD drive and cd drive is not detected ! ForumICH9R; RAID 5; cannot re-add drive to volume ForumHelp - external hard drive accidentally reformatted ForumMissing cd dvd drive in win 7 32 bit ForumCD/DVD DRIVE CANNOT READ OR LOAD WINDOWS 7 DISC-HELP! ForumSoftware to undo an accidental quick format. HELP! ForumMy cd dvd drive cannot be seen in my computer ForumCannot find or format my external hard drive ForumDoes my external cd dvd burner need software ForumCannot boot from USB to repair Windows 7, and have no DVD/CD drive Forum0x7B after loading the XP inst. from external optical drive ForumI cannot boot from an external USB HDD. Can you? ForumIs it possible to install windows on a external hdd?????? ForumSolid state drive how format ForumWD ext HD not even detected in disk management! Help! ForumHow to transfer large file from Mac to PC with external HD? ForumExternal HDD failure ForumHELP! Blank screen after start-up ForumSSD Boot Drive with a RAID0 games setup ForumHow to recover external hard drive More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !