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Old 10.08.2011, 12:17
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help!!! laptop disk drive is rotating continuously

yessss..it is spinning continuously at a very high speed...even if i open it, it is not stopping ..it is rotating so fast making noise zzrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
what to do
and it does not get open when i press that small button on the disk drive. i have to open it by inserting a safety pin ...and it does not recognize the cd also
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Old 10.08.2011, 12:19
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Re: help!!! laptop disk drive is rotating continuously

update drivers? Could be a wiring/mechanical problem also.
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Old 10.08.2011, 12:22
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update drivers? Could be a wiring/mechanical problem also.
if it is the same wiring problem which is there with your profile pic than it is actually hard for me to solve...........
what to do
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Re: help!!! laptop disk drive is rotating continuously

So do you mean the CD / DVD disk ROM drive?

They are very cheap to replace.
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Old 10.08.2011, 12:34
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Re: help!!! laptop disk drive is rotating continuously

Power down and power up the laptop, does it still happen ? It could be a bit of fluff fooling the optical sensor that determines whether a CD is present or not.

Get a cleaning CD (the ones with bristles on) or get a can of air duster and blow all inside and around the CD drive.
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Old 10.08.2011, 12:41
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Re: help!!! laptop disk drive is rotating continuously

If you mean the CD (given a fixed drive doesn't have an eject button, I'll assume it's the CD/DVD drive), sometimes applications will spin it up and not exit. Quit all your applications and, if that doesn't work I'd reboot and see if that does the job (it should). If it's your hard drive, often the culprit is your web browser since they often consume all resources available and try for all that aren't.
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Old 10.08.2011, 13:02
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Re: help!!! laptop disk drive is rotating continuously

it is the cd drive..and one more thing the light on drive is always on even if there is no cd inserted....
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Old 10.08.2011, 13:14
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Power down and power up the laptop, does it still happen ? It could be a bit of fluff fooling the optical sensor that determines whether a CD is present or not..
it stopped by doing this..thanks a lot..but as good as a dead piece of hardware..a new one and the installation must be costing a fortune here
any suggestions ???
i ran microsoft fix it and it says there is a problem but it could not be fixed..and now it says The drive is missing or disconnected
the drive is definitely not missing ....
so
what can be done if it is disconnected..and if it is disconnected how was it spinning so fast few minutes before

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Re: help!!! laptop disk drive is rotating continuously

remove the drive and replace, a connection has worked itself loose. There are screws underneath the laptop holding the drive in place, remove those and it should come out quite easily. Though watch out for that barbed wire!
Update drivers if necessary.
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Old 10.08.2011, 13:43
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Re: help!!! laptop disk drive is rotating continuously

Take it to a PC shop, the CD drive is not expensive, example below

http://www.ricardo.ch/kaufen/compute...v/an651771194/

Take the laptop to a PC repair shop. It is a 5 minute job if he has the right part.
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Old 10.08.2011, 13:52
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Re: help!!! laptop disk drive is rotating continuously

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.and it does not recognize the cd also
That's why it's spinning like this...
Put a good audio cd.. with no scratches.. if that can't be read and you hear the optics moving and also the speed increasing and decreasing.. it's over, you should buy another.
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Take the laptop to a PC repair shop. It is a 5 minute job if he has the right part.
1. i have heard they charge 500 chf for their 5 minutes..people like STEG computers
2. it does not recognize any CD ..in fact the computer does not recognize the CD drive..
3. it has gone crazy..the orange light on this is on sometime...i powered it off and on and it started spinning in the same way it was doing earlier..
4. there are no screws under it to open it ..i am not very comfortable in opening a laptop.
5. if it is disconnected then how come the orange light is on sometime and how is it spinning.

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Re: help!!! laptop disk drive is rotating continuously

the cd drive should slide out without screws, there is probably a plastic tab that you slide (or rotate) to release the lock and then it will slide out.
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Re: help!!! laptop disk drive is rotating continuously

It depends on the laptop model, but it's not hard to remove the drive. The difficult part is to remove the laptop's plastic cover (if you have a Dell Latitude with magnesium casing... and the drive screws are inside.. it's pretty awful)

I'm sure somebody on this forum can help you avoid the 500chf bill (which is another way of being Switzerlanded I guess).

L.E.:Now I saw you're actually from Lausanne. Check your PMs.
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It depends on the laptop model, but it's not hard to remove the drive. The difficult part is to remove the laptop's plastic cover (if you have a Dell Latitude with magnesium casing... and the drive screws are inside.. it's pretty awful)
this is HP Pavilion dv2810us Entertainment Notebook PC

the moment i insert it or eject it ..it starts spinning...i have kept it somewhere in between (neither inserted nor ejected)where it does not spin....hahaha..it has actually gone crazy
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Re: help!!! laptop disk drive is rotating continuously

It seems to be a common problem...

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Noteboo.../227497/page/2

You an check with a bootable disk (can be you windows copy) and press F8 (or the right key for boot menu) and select the drive. If it recognize the disk and the windows installation is loading, the drive is fine. Abort the operation (ALT+CTRL+DEL) and return to your OS.
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Re: help!!! laptop disk drive is rotating continuously

Inside a DVD rom there are TWO lasers.
One reads CD ROMS, and the other is for reading DVD roms. They both focus through the one lens (which you would see if you took it apart).
Your CD ROM laser has probably failed. This happened to me, but instead the DVD rom laser failed.
There is no way to fix this, except taking the machine to a qualified repairer. But a new unit will probably cost you a lot less!..you can try....
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