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I'd reckon at 4.5 years you've had an extremely good run from your CDROM. You could always try a lens cleaner which you can get from any good music shop but judging by your unit's age you deserve a newer and faster Unit. Maybe a CD burner or even a DVD burner. They are much cheaper these days. My first single speed CDROM cost me $999.00 I can now buy a 52 speed CD Burner for $49.00 BMW

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Apr 01, 2019


ok what you can try is go to your device manager (type devmgmt.msc in run) uninstall and reinstall cd rom drive under opitcal devices

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jun 01, 2011


type in IE 192.168.1.1 then fallow the instrection

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jun 24, 2010


please to reset all cables inside your computer. the power supply, memory modules (have it clean), the processor, the IDE or SATA cables, the video card then try it. see if it works.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on May 13, 2010


Based on your indication the CD drive is clean, and you know the cables are attached to it, inside the computer. (Flat ribbon IDE interface cable, and 4-pin Molex connector power cable)

1.Go to Device Manager

Left-click on Start. Right-click on My Computer. Go down, and Left-click on Properties. Left-click on the Hardware tab. Go down, and Left-click on Device Manager.

Left-click on the + sign to the left of, DVD/CD-ROM drives.
Right-click right on the name of the CD drive.

(Example: Lite On DVDRW LH-20A1P.
eMachines Support indicates the T5212 has a DVD burner drive, and a CD drive. Right-click on the CD drive name))

In the drop down list, Left-click on Properties.
Left-click on the Driver tab
Go below, and Left-click on the Update Driver 'button'. Now go below, and Left-click on OK.

Close all windows, go back to your desktop screen.
Shut your computer down normally. (Start>Turn Off Computer>Shut Down)

Do Not Restart. We need a 'Hard Shut Down'.
Wait 1 minute, turn your computer on.

Still doesn't work?
Let's play hard ball.

2.Go back to Device Manager. Left-click on the + sign to the left of DVD/CD-ROM drives. Right-click on the name of the CD drive. Left-click on Properties. Left-click on the Driver tab.
This time go down, and Left-click on the Uninstall 'button'. Go below, and Left-click on OK

There will be a Microsoft 'squawk box' that comes up. "Warning you are about to uninstall this device"
Left-click on OK. (It IS okay!)

Close all windows. Shut down your computer normally. (Again, we need a 'Hard Shut Down'. To Restart a computer is known as a 'Soft Shut Down')

Wait 1 minute. Turn your computer on.
After Windows loads all the way, and all of your Start Menu programs have loaded, you should see a pop-up out of your system tray. (Bottom of Windows desktop screen)

"Found New Hardware", and perhaps another one, "Found XYZ CD drive". (XYZ = the CD drive name)

No still?

The driver for your CD drive, is located within the Windows XP operating system on your computer.
If your CD drive does not work now, I suggest it has failed.

Drives such as Optical drives, and Harddrives, are mechanical devices. Their 'Lifespan', is rated in so many hours of usage. Your CD drive may be at the end of it's 'Lifespan'.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Oct 04, 2009


The laser lens needs cleaning.
Radio Shack has a CD laser lens cleaner ($13).
It is an audio CD with a row of brushes on it.
Read and follow directions. It does not use chemicals and will not harm your CD drive if not done correctly.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Sep 30, 2009


hi if ur system is provided with two drives then u can use the second drive.. if not then u have to go for a change of new rom..since u said that ur light wont even flash it means that ir drive doesnt detect that particular rom and it has got damaged....

thank u rate me

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Feb 09, 2009


Hi try taking the drive out of the laptop,you may have to unscrew some screws under the drive first .Make sure you have the laptop turned off when doing this.When you have the drive out put it back in firmly then put the screws back in.This may sound stupid but sometimes this is all it takes.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Dec 24, 2008


  • go to start
  • right click on "my computer
  • down to ,and click on properties
  • go to hardware tab
  • click on device manager button
  • click on the + sign next to dvd\cd drives
  • if a drive is present,right click on it and un-install it, if one is not present,
  • go to "actions" menu on top of the device manager box,and select "scan for hardware changes".
  • reboot and windows should find it when it boot's up.
  • if not you need a new drive
good luck
Terry

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Mar 30, 2008


just clean it the disk cleaner, if not work
remove the cd/dvd drive into your pc then i have knowlegde how to repair it just open the casing and replace the belt in the gear then wipe the lens with clean cotton.
if not work i suggest you to buy a new cd/dvd drive because the lens of that cannot read.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Mar 05, 2008


Try having your cd drive cleaned. A cd drive could prevent the cd drive to read the disk properly. The drive noise is normal if the speed of your cd drive is high. Here are some links on how to clean a cd drive:


http://www.deinmeister.de/cdrep_e.htm
http://www.ehow.com/how_2044857_clean-cdrom-drive.html


Here is the link for reducing the speed of the disk (if the sound annoys you):

http://hektor.umcs.lublin.pl/~mikosmul/computing/tips/cd-rom-speed.html

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Nov 22, 2007


Follow these steps
First you should Return BIOS settings to their default levels. An overclocked or misconfigured BIOS can cause all sorts of random issues, including BSODs.
- Restart your computer and then press and hold F8 keys until you get Advanced Options menu screen.Use the arrow key to highlight Safe Mode, and then press Enter, your computer will boot automatically to safe mode.
If you able to start in safe mode then update your graphic drivers from the manufacturer site of your laptop
Let me know if it helps you.
Use system utility tool like RegInOut to remove unwanted files , fix registry and windows errors which causing blue screen

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Feb 19, 2019


www.driverguide.com use the 2 drivers free install per day freature. it will help you for sure

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jan 23, 2019


If your laptop appears to boot up and the hard disk LEDflashes, then the problem is probably a back light fault. This can be a faultyinverter or a faulty CCFL lamp. Please click on this link and follow myinstructions to identify the fault and possible fix :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3598095-faulty_laptop_lcd_screen

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Nov 30, 2018

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