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Windows 7: CD drive missing

31 Oct 2011   #1
gets

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CD drive missing

I have a LG CD player installed. Everything was fine until I went use it today. It's no longer there. It's not listed in my device manager or in Windows Explorer. Is there any way I can install it again?
Thanks.
Bob G.


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31 Oct 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Shutdown. Disconnect it. Restart. Shut down. Reconnect it. Restart.

Is it then detected or shown in Device Manager?

Any chance a cable has come loose?

Can you try another connector on the motherboard?

If none of that helps, I'd guess it has died. Those things are $20 commodities designed to be replaced from time to time.
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31 Oct 2011   #3
gets

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Thanks. That did the trick. I should have thought of that.
Bob G.
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