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Thread: CD Drive problem

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2000

    Lightbulb CD Drive problem

    For last couples of days now CD Drive is not working. I have Creative 52X CD Drive. Its busy signal light blinks continuously i.e. it is showing busy all the time and after few minutes the drive door get eject itself.Even my system also does not boot , when I eject the door of the drive then it gets boot. Please give me the solution



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    Join Date
    Sep 2000
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    Take it out, remove the top and clean the round drive hubs above and below the CD tray. When they get dirty the drive can't spin the disk, and can't read it. When this happens the light stays on or blinks as you described.

    Clean the drive hubs with rubbing alcohol and Q-Tips, and let it dry for an hour or so before reinstalling. don't touch the laser lens or pour alcohol into the drive...You can lightly brush off the laser lens with a soft clean brush, like a cosmetics brush, but be very careful, one scratch and you're going shopping...

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