Discs not working in cd drive.

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  1. markymark1234567

    markymark1234567

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    Hi, I bought a Dell laptop just over a year ago.
    Now i don't plays discs on it i just use it for the internet.
    Now I have bought a digi camera and need to insert the disc to install software.
    The problem I'm having is the laptop won't recognise the cd. I have tried music / dvd and get the same message.
    "please insert disc"
    The laptop is out of warranty so can't contact Dell.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    time for a new cd drive :cry:
    or download camera software.
     
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    Did you get a reinstall disc with the laptop, if so a reinstallation might reinstall the drivers for that drive.
    JonB
     
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    I'll give that a try Jon and get back to you thanks.
     
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    It doesn't need any special drivers. If the device is present but it doesn't show a disk, either the drive is dirty or broken.
     
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    If you hear noise then it might the the ribbon that spins the drive. If there is no noise then the motor is burnt, ether way it need s a new Rom.

    Make sure you try other CDs in it first.
     
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