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TheRoach18 Jul 07, 2002 08:55 PM

Need help really bad? ( Darkman???)
 
I have a cd burner that has worked fine for about 6 months but now all of a sudden... it doesn't read the cd's that i put in it. I've tried normal cd-roms and cdr's but it won't read them. Does anyone know how to fix this problem... because i am completely stumped? Thank you

Darkman Jul 07, 2002 09:27 PM

It sounds like a dirty laser to me. If it is still under warranty take it back for a factory cleaning. If not you can have a crack at cleaning it yourself ***********.deinmeister.de/cdrep_e.htm

TheRoach18 Jul 07, 2002 09:37 PM

Alright thanks... there isn't any other possible problem with the cd drive? I think i'll take a crack at cleaning the lense... do i have to use compressed air or can i use a cotton cloth?

Darkman Jul 08, 2002 12:53 AM

You don't want to knock the laser out of allignment, using compressed air means no physical contact with the laser and so less of a chance of moving anything.

TheRoach18 Jul 08, 2002 12:59 AM

Alright... took it apart and used some compressed air to clean the lens, and everything worked. Thanks for the help!

Darkman Jul 08, 2002 01:12 AM

:madhack: another satisfied customer :D

You're welcome M8


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