Problem with CD ROM Drive

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Smoke286, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. Smoke286

    Smoke286 Smokeater

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    I have a Creative 52XCD Rom that just spits out a CD if you put one in. It must be a hardware problem as I have formatted several times since the problem began, also my CD Burner works fine. Is it shot?
     
  2. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    Probably the drive. I was never a fan of creative drives. They have stopped making them now thankfully.
     
  3. Smoke286

    Smoke286 Smokeater

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    Oh well, not very expensive to replace
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Yeah it's the drive. Could be like a friend of mine had. The cable to the laser pickup got "shaved" everytime the pickup moved. After a while it had shaved through the insulation and the copper. Not a nice sight... ;)

    I had a 52x Creative too. It ate CD:s. If you accidentally ejected the CD during reboot it would eject the tray with the CD still halfway in (spinning like crazy), directly close the tray again and *wirrrrr* *clunk!*. Bye bye CD... Made some pretty nasty markings in there surface of the CD... :(
     
  5. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    Damn... looks like I need a new CD-ROM then...
    *chucks his Creative 52X CD-ROM out the window*
    :D
     
  6. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I hear they make good paper weights :D
     
  7. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    ...or make a sci-fi laser gun with the parts :D