Laptop DVD Drive appears then disappears Tags: DVD Writers DVD Drives Storage Last response: September 14, 2011 1:07 PM in Storage Share JAHall1989 September 14, 2011 10:28:26 AM Hello, I have had this problem since I loaded Windows 7 I think but Can't be sure. I insert a disc and the drive appears for about 30 seconds and I can play DVD's/Start installations or whatever I want to do, but then after about 30 seconds the drive disappears. I have tried the Microsoft 'Fix It' solution, the windows troubleshooter and deleting the upper and lower filters in the registry but to no avail. Any help is much appreciated. I did search but could only find solutions involving switching SATA cables or running the Drives on IDE cables but obviously in a laptop this is impossible. More about : laptop dvd drive appears disappears COLGeek a c 93 G Storage September 14, 2011 1:07:33 PM Clean the optical drive (can of compressed air/DVD cleaning disk). If that doesn't solve your problem, you may just need to replace the optical drive itself. They do fail. Changing out is generall pretty easy and not too expensive. Good luck! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Hp Laptop: DVD drive appears intermittently Forum Hard drive appears, disappears, etc. Forum Hard Drive Issues (disappears and re-appears) Forum SolvedDVD drive disappears after installing various drivers Forum DVD drive of Acer laptop disappeared Forum My DVD drive disappears ... Forum My DVD Drive disappears! Forum DVD drive disappears Forum DVD Drive Disappears Forum DVD Drive Disappears Forum My external hard drive suddenly appears empty. it contained backups of my dvd co Forum SolvedIn MY COMPUTER when I open it, there is C Drive and the D drive does not say DVD it says DATA It is on a ACER laptop Forum SolvedHow do I install windows 7 onto a new hard drive without cd or DVD but I have the product key on the back of my old laptop bec Forum SolvedNeed to use Recovery DVDs on my ASUS laptop but my DVD drive isn't working Forum SolvedHP DVD drive in Toshiba laptop? Forum SolvedUsing a laptop DVD Drive for a Desktop PC? Forum Solvedinstalled new HDD on my laptop, not picking up DVD drive or usb stick Forum Magical disappearing DVD Drive! Forum Windows 7 DVD Drive keeps Disappearing Forum SolvedReplace laptop DVD drive with video card? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !