Need help with cd drive on laptop

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  1. headrec

    headrec OT Supporter

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    Hey I have a Gateway laptop with a dvd rom drive (play cds and such) and it just randomly shit on me. If I throw a cd in it starts spinning like its going to process it and nothing happens. I looked in "my computer" and it doesn't show the the cd drive or anything of that nature. Naturally tried a different cd and nothing.

    Next thing was deleting the drive and tried reloading it. When i do that it says there was an error with it. No updates are available. I'm just wondering what options I have?

    I do have a warantee on it but I rather fix it myself and avoid downtime. At this point I think it's software related or something weird going on. ANY help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance guys and gals.:bowdown:
     
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    Call Gateway :dunno:
     
  3. headrec

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    Haha good idea. I'll try that tomorrow. Til then anyone have some other ideas?
     
  4. elixir4001

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    try a firmware update...that may help??
     
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    God damn, this is the third thread about a Laptop optical drive today. WTF solar flair kill them all?

    Google for Gateway Laptop Parts and call/email the companies, search their sites, or just call Gateway and get the part number you need. Then shop around for a good price.
     
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    my friend had the same problem...all he did was when inserting your disc, SLAM the thing close rather than just slightly pushing it (yea, SLAM IT!!!)

    i don't think its right, but it works
     

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