Optical Drive Not Working


I own a Dell Inspiron 15R and I'm having a problem with the optical drive.

No less than ten minutes ago it was working fine but now it's just not working.

I inserted my Mass Effect 2 disk as I wished to play the game and I pushed the optical drive into the laptop as always. But now there's just a hum as the drive tries to load and that goes on for about thirty seconds before shutting off completely.

What should I do about this? I uploaded a video onto you-tube so you can see the problem for yourself, here's the video:

Turn your sound up a bit as it's a little hard to hear.

Please help me with this.

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  1. what was going on on the screen?
    Did you tried other games (music cd) or burning a disk?
  2. Nothing is going on the screen, it's as if I didn't even put a disk in the drive.
    I've tried an installed game and a music disk and it's the same scenario.
  3. Best answer
    Try this:

    If that doesn't change anything try taking it out and reseating it.

    If THAT doesn't work you'll have to try another DVD drive.
  4. This is what's happening on screen...
  5. Best answer selected by nebulasurfer.
  6. Working! Thanks a lot!
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