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Toms hardware optical drive

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November 25, 2012 5:54:21 PM

Hello,
my optical drive stopped working a few days ago after i got my computer fixed it seemed to have happened after i inserted a flash drive sandisk cruzer 16gb but that my be a coincidence i mean it literally stopped working i cant open my optical drive the light on the optical drive isnt on and there is no trace of it on my computer not in device manager my computer i tried system restore it didnt work again i did just get it fix is it disconnected? my computer is a hp laptop windows 7 home premium
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November 25, 2012 10:09:25 PM

if there is no light on the drive itself, check to see if it is disconnected.
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November 25, 2012 10:22:03 PM

Remove the drive and plug it back in again, it may do the trick. You might have to remove a screw to remove the drive depending on the model. You can google for:

[model of laptop] service manual

to find how to pull it out. If that doesn't work, you're probably looking at a new drive.
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a b $ Windows 7
November 25, 2012 10:29:25 PM

Is the drive detected by the BIOS? If it is then it is a Windows problem if not then you have a hardware problem.
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November 26, 2012 8:05:44 PM

how do i look at the bios will this cause any problems?
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