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Old 08-16-2003, 12:14 AM   #1
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I'm having CD ROM troubles

Hey guys

My cdrom won't read. I've had this problem for about 4 weeks but never got around to fixing it. It just says no medium found. The thing is is that when I start Linux the startup screen says that it reads the drive. If i press the button it opens and when I start the computer it goes through the motion of checking it (I get the whirlly sound). It doesn't work in Linux or Windows. I'm getting pretty frustrated and I have an extra one but I don't want to switch and find out it's a mother board problem or something like that.

Any help?
Old 08-16-2003, 01:13 AM   #2
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Doubtful that its the motherboard if everything else is working, Is there a disk in the drive? sometimes it wont mount unless theres a disk in the drive. but if its not working at all under win or linux swap it out, Its really easy.
Old 08-16-2003, 01:19 AM   #3
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Yeah, that's really pretty vague. Swap em out, no biggie really. You'll be able to narrow it down easier that way.



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