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Laptop Optical Drive Broken?

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July 12, 2012 8:23:36 PM

I recently purchased a laptop with no OS. When I tried to boot a Cd from the optical drive, I realized that the drive is not found in the BIOS, however the drive still opens and spins up as a working optical drive would.

After installing Windows and updating the Bios in the laptop, the optical drive is still not recognized by the computer.

Should I replace he Optical drive, or is the motherboard somehow damaged?
July 12, 2012 8:33:32 PM

Is the drive even plugged in? It will function with only the power cable.
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July 12, 2012 10:19:12 PM

Its a Laptop Optical Drive. It doesn't use any cables.
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July 12, 2012 11:19:18 PM

Hi :) 

You will either have to replace the faulty drive or buy a USB external drive...

All the best Brett :) 
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