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Old 07-21-2010, 02:00 PM   #1
Marhu
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My Ubuntu 10.04 no longer recognizes my cd-rom drive.


I installed ubuntu about three months ago and everything was fine, till one day when I tried to watch a new DVD. The CD-Drive did hum for a sec but nothing happened. I tried to open it by clicking at the drive's icon, but could no longer find it.

-The CD-Drive did work before
-It can not be found in "places"
-"Disk Utility" does not show it

How can I find/make my computer recognize my cd-drive?



Thank you very much for your help in advance!

Last edited by Marhu; 07-21-2010 at 02:02 PM.
 
Old 07-21-2010, 02:08 PM   #2
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CD drives are generally not be capable of reading DVDs.

It it was capable, and now doesn't work, and you didn't change anything, perhaps it is broken?

Have you tried to read another disk ( CD or DVD ) in that drive ?

Are you dual-booting another OS?
Does that OS see the drive?

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Old 07-21-2010, 02:08 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Marhu View Post
I installed ubuntu about three months ago and everything was fine, till one day when I tried to watch a new DVD. The CD-Drive did hum for a sec but nothing happened. I tried to open it by clicking at the drive's icon, but could no longer find it.

-The CD-Drive did work before
-It can not be found in "places"
-"Disk Utility" does not show it

How can I find/make my computer recognize my cd-drive?
Thank you very much for your help in advance!
You replace the bad/broken DVD drive with one that works. Since it DID work, and now it doesn't...chances are, it's broken. Fix it, or get a new one.
 
Old 07-21-2010, 04:27 PM   #4
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Try to boot to a live cd. Does it work from bios cold boot?
 
Old 07-21-2010, 09:24 PM   #5
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sounds like the drive is burnt out to me.. probably need to get a new one ..

sorry to be the bearer of bad news
 
  


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