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Windows 7: Disc Drive not loading on HP

06 Oct 2014   #1

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Disc Drive not loading on HP


This is my first thread. I own a HP TouchSmart600 Desktop and I have had it for a few years. Unfortunately I noticed that it can't read discs in the disc drive. It spins and spins until I enter Computer and click on it which is when it just ejects it. I run Windows 7 Ultimate. Any help is soo appreciated because I just run it through an old computer and then send it to this one. The problem is that could take several hours and when I get a game I want to play it straight away. Please help me anyone!


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08 Oct 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

CD/DVD drives due tend to fail and are not expensive to replace. Usually an Optical drive will read discs but not be able to burn discs. One has to keep in mind that there's heat in them from the Laser beam that does the burning. As for trying to repair an Optical drive, it may be difficult to find a shop that can do it and the hourly rate will be as much or more than the cost of a new drive.
The prices here are USB:
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08 Oct 2014   #3
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

If you don't want to replace the drive, you can try cleaning the Laser lens with a kit that you can get online. It's basically a disk with plastic "whiskers" that, when it rotates, brush the laser lens clean.

Although, these days, with optical drives going for $20 or less, it's probably cheaper to just replace the drive.
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