Dell Latitude D Notebook. That’s all I was suggesting there. I hope the explanation is quite clear and this suggested solution will work for you. It does not work anymore, it only reads a cd format but not dvd.. I think the prob is with the lens of your drive. What can I do? Please log in to reply.

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I hope the explanation is quite clear and this suggested solution will work for you. My user’s computer is an HP Compaq Dm. Please log in to reply. hl-dt-sf

A Floppy disk should never be on the same cable as an optical drive. I am by no means used to messing around with hardware.

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It does not work anymore, it only reads a cd format but not dvd. It’s worth a thousand words. Firmware updates, like the one I found and I think it is the correct one generally shouldn’t be used to fix problems with drive reading and recognition, unless they are specifically meant for that. Here’s a link to this great service Good luck!

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The random read error problems started happenning about the same time when I unplugged and re-plugged the drive back in temporarily replaced it with a hard-drive.

What can I do? I don’t know about you, but I have a couple of computers laying around, so I can generally borrow devices for purposes of troubleshooting. I downloaded the driver update from the driverguide website you need to register; send me email to get it directly; file size Want to thank you in advance for lending a helping hand to guys like me.

Using the site is easy and fun. There are none for a floppy drive though. If the lens has been damaged than it is going to even stop reading disks sooner or later. If it is a ZIP, disconnect it temporarily and see if it makes a difference. Or was it settings in the BIOS master and slave that you were referring to?

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They are cheap and can be used in any device that runs a CD so if it doesn’t solve the problem it certainly won’t go to waste.

That’s all I was suggesting there. I’ve fixed a few optical drives this way.

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When you put in a CD, it tries to read it for a while and then fails. I have no idea. Help if you can.

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