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how to: repair dvd burner... ?

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by copey02, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. copey02

    copey02 Member

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    a couple months ago, i tripped into my computer with my dvd burner tray open and knocked the tray off course and it wouldnt go in and out anymore... after a few frustrated calls to dell, i decided to take it out and try to repair it myself... i fixed the tray, and it works fine now... but my computer wont ever recognize that a disc is in the drive... so i dont know if i messed it up, i dont think i did, or if something is still not right... i took it back apart and it seems like everything is in the right place... but i ahve nothing to base it on..
    i was curious if there were any guides or step by step things on how to put it back together , or even pictures of just an opened dvd burner so that i can compare and fix it from that...

    any help, input would be greatly appreciated.. thanks

    by the way, my dvd+RW is philipsdvd+RW d28
     
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    GrandpaBW Active member

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    Does Windows recognize the optical drive?
     
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    windows recognizes the drive. but does not recognize any discs IN the drive.
     
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    colw Active member

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    Save yourself time, effort and frustration - very few products are repairable nowadays - just replacable.
    DVD burners are generally too sensitive to be repaired - buy yourself a new one - they are quite cheap nowadays.
     

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