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Windows 7: Laptop optical ?tester?

25 May 2011   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Laptop optical ?tester?

Have a Toshiba L550 Sat with an i5 running 7 Pro my optical drive is now making some rather horrible sounding clonking noises when I put in a disk.

I tried running cleaning disk through it but it's just not reading anything just clonking out this sound something i semaphore code.

Is there a test or test app I can use to try and diagnose what the hell is going on with it.

All help appreciated. OH the machines about 15 months old but I do have an extra 2 years warranty if I need to have it checked, but would rather do it myself if I can.


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25 May 2011   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Sounds as though the drive has packed in. You'll have to get it replaced, as they are generally not repairable. One thing to do is to check that you are putting disks in the correct way up (I've done that myself, and then wondered why it wasn't working).
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25 May 2011   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Ok mate

Yeah it's goe to the great drive resting place in the sky as i definitely putting it in the right way up.

Strange is for some time now it has been atking a very long time to "read" whts on a disk. Thank heavens for warranties eh?
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