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Windows 7: DVD Drives stopped working

26 Jan 2011   #1
Zaty Pak

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
DVD Drives stopped working

Hi,

First of all, I'm sorry if my thread is not in a right category.

I have got problem with my DVD Drive since last night.

1. I can't open the DVD Drive.
2. There's no light flash.
3. The computer didn't detect the DVD.
4. Can't play the CD/DVD. It seems it has stop functioning or maybe blocked by the system.

I really don't know what to do. I'm really panic. I bet, maybe there's something has to do with the Roxio or maybe no, might be else.

I really need your help to solve these problems. Thanks in advanced.


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26 Jan 2011   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

hi and welcome to sevenforums ,try this fix ,it worked for me in the past.
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26 Jan 2011   #3
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

You might also want to take a look at this thread CD/DVD driver problems.
Fabe
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30 Jan 2011   #4
Zaty Pak

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

@thefabe, I already tried that steps and it doesn't work.
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30 Jan 2011   #5
CLassicD

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi

What has changed since the last time this worked for you?

Can you see the device in your device management?

I had this problem recently, I had to update the DVD driver which is unusual in a windows environment...
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03 Feb 2011   #6
Zaty Pak

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi ClassicD,

I'm not quite sure what has changed. But yes, I can see the device. The problem is I can't open my DVD Driver and it doesn't show any light. You know, when we open the DVD Drive, there's light show up. But now, it seems everything (in DVD Drive) has stopped working like what I mentioned at the earlier post.

Zaty Pak
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03 Feb 2011   #7
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Maybe the drive failed and needs to be replaced.
Shut down the PC, turn it back on and press the eject button to see if you can get the tray to open.
DVD drives can fail without warning, my BluRay/HD-DVD drive failed on me 10 days ago, and I have had countless other DVD drives just die, seems like they last 1 -2 years, no matter what brand they are.

EDIT: I re-read your original post, when you say you can't open the DVD, do you mean from Explorer or do you mean open the tray to the DVD drive?
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04 Feb 2011   #8
Zaty Pak

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

From the DVD tray. I think I need to replace it
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07 Feb 2011   #9
Zaty Pak

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I think the driver is missing. Even other software like iTunes say so. What should I do?
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07 Feb 2011   #10
CLassicD

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi

Goto your Device manager for the name of the Drive and use a search engine for a driver, alternatively if your system is OEM use one of their sites. For example if you have a samsung R720, Search for R720 device drivers..



Its a pretty easy process...

If this fails try here

http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems
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