CD Drive Still Out

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1100, its DVD/CD Drive is going out. I've
reseated the drive like 20 times, just before warranty ran out I had a
replacement screw that holds the drive in. I thought, great, this'll
work, but it seems to not be, the drive still is failing more and more
of the time.

Anyone have any ideas?

Could it be a heat related issue?
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    fh wrote:
    > Not sure what you mean by "out" but if it means the drive has reading
    > difficulties you could try a cleaning disk available at any music or
    > office supply store for $6-7. Usually works for me.

    Out, as in won't read any disk, won't burn any disk.

    I heard you couldn't use CD cleaning kits on combo drives?
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    David Wade Hagar AKA Cyclops

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    http://genius-of-lunacy.blogspot.com/

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    Cyclops wrote:
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    > I have a Dell Inspiron 1100, its DVD/CD Drive is going out. I've
    > reseated the drive like 20 times, just before warranty ran out I had a
    > replacement screw that holds the drive in. I thought, great, this'll
    > work, but it seems to not be, the drive still is failing more and more
    > of the time.
    >
    > Anyone have any ideas?
    >
    > Could it be a heat related issue?
    > - --
    > David Wade Hagar AKA Cyclops
    >
    > http://members.cox.net/dwhagar
    > http://www.livejournal.com/users/dwhagar
    > http://genius-of-lunacy.blogspot.com/
    >
    > "It's sick, but it serves a purpose." - Bill Cosby
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    > iEYEARECAAYFAkHT17IACgkQbPwf4VgkRDvYTgCfVxcqrqMgtuqq8b5uyGyUH+Pe
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    Ground the hard drive untill it behaves itself!!! Then maybe consider
    letting it go out with friends....
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