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Old 05-19-05, 02:20 AM
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DVD/CDRW drive problem.

I have an emachine T3882 that has a problem with the CD drive. It won't read CDs or play music CDs at all but WILL play DVD movies.

When I put the CD in the drive, it spins and the light goes on and it tries to read it, but when I search for something on the disc, it shows nothing and says that there's no disc in the drive.

Does anyone have any idea what can be done to fix this?
Old 05-19-05, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by solipsta
I have an emachine T3882 that has a problem with the CD drive. It won't read CDs or play music CDs at all but WILL play DVD movies.

When I put the CD in the drive, it spins and the light goes on and it tries to read it, but when I search for something on the disc, it shows nothing and says that there's no disc in the drive.

Does anyone have any idea what can be done to fix this?
Probably nothing will fix it other than to buy a replacement. It is my understanding that combo drives (CD/DVD) use two different lasers, with different wavelengths and powers, for the different types of media. Since your drive still reads DVDs, that laser is still functioning properly. Somehow your CD reading laser in the drive has been damaged. It seems like you only have a DVD-ROM drive now.
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That's what I feared.

Thanks for the reply.
Old 07-26-05, 02:04 PM
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crap, i have a similar model emachine with the same problem. only burned a couple dvds and now it seems to be dead.

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