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    Why won't my CD-drive work?

    It won't open or work any more
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    its broken

    (have you tried restarting)

    or its power cable has become dislodged.
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    Maybe the cable came out.
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    Power cable? Is that inside the computer?
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    (Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
    Power cable? Is that inside the computer?
    Yes
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    (Original post by jyuk)
    Yes
    Can I put it back in without doing something hideously complicated?
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    Open up your case and push the power connector back in. Its as easy as plugging in a plug.

    However its quite likely to be a burn't out motor which requires a new CD-ROM drive, again they are very easy to fit.
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    (Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
    Why won't my CD-drive work?

    It won't open or work any more
    get a knife and jab it open
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    (Original post by charlord)
    get a knife and jab it open
    But will that solve the problem?
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    Open up your case and push the power connector back in. Its as easy as plugging in a plug.

    However its quite likely to be a burn't out motor which requires a new CD-ROM drive, again they are very easy to fit.
    Well, easy for you maybe, but this all sounds very complicated.
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    (Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
    Why won't my CD-drive work?

    It won't open or work any more
    Put your restore disk in.
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    (Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
    Well, easy for you maybe, but this all sounds very complicated.
    Its not at all, the case lid will easily come off, then you just look for the power cable simple common sense will indicate what the power cable is. Then just make sure its tight. Replacing the drive is a little bit harder, I first installed a CD-ROM when I was 12 so its not hard. It just depends how practical you are I guess.

    You could try sticking a pin in the whole if it has one.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    Its not at all, the case lid will easily come off, then you just look for the power cable simple common sense will indicate what the power cable is. Then just make sure its tight. Replacing the drive is a little bit harder, I first installed a CD-ROM when I was 12 so its not hard. It just depends how practical you are I guess.

    You could try sticking a pin in the whole if it has one.
    Hmm, maybe I'll get someone else to do it.
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    Have some guts! Remove screws. Pull off case. Push plug further in. Put on case. Put on screws. You can't go through life getting someone else to do everything you're unsure of. And if it comes to buying a new CD drive, it'll come with installation instructions.
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    (Original post by ThePants999)
    Have some guts! Remove screws. Pull off case. Push plug further in. Put on case. Put on screws. You can't go through life getting someone else to do everything you're unsure of. And if it comes to buying a new CD drive, it'll come with installation instructions.
    I might have a go during the week.
 
 
 
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