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Old 05-24-2003, 09:55 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Diagnostics for Hardware

Okay folks...

I would like to know if there are any diagnostic tools available for
hardware troubleshooting? Maybe some that are built-in Linux
(running Mandrake 9.0) or some that may be available from the web.

The Reason: I have a Plextor CDRW, which I love and have been
running for some time with all Mandrake distros...but lately it won't
read a CD, NOR will it burn one correctly. It makes a clicking sound...
to me it sounds like it's try to spin the CD and the cd gets push some how
in a incorrect way and (the clicking) is the CD not being grabbed right.

Did that make any sense? -- So I thought if I could find a diagnostic tool
of some kind, that possibly I could get some idea on how to fix this drive.

Any ideas...

Thanks in Advance
Old 05-24-2003, 10:05 AM   #2
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It sounds to me like it may just need a good clean.
Old 05-24-2003, 10:54 AM   #3
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I agree with david_ross try cleaning your cdrom/drive...


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