PC Disc Drive Problem

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#1  Edited By alistercat

Windows 7. My disc drive opens and closes just fine but when I put a disc in I hear no spinning. When I open Computer it is shown as drive F but when I click on it the system progress bar at the top fills in and some noise comes from the drive like it's trying but the system stalls as the bar fills and then nothing happens. What's going on? What's at fault?

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#2  Edited By Arabes

Your disc drive is fucked. The discs aren't being read. If it won't read any discs then you'll need to get a new drive, they're pretty cheap.

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@arabes: Awww. They're not as cheap as I would like. At least in the UK. Probably worth replacing though. Thanks for replying!

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#4  Edited By PimblyCharles

There are so many moving parts in disc drives that they often break, and are usually never worth the effort fixing. If it's not reading any discs, of any format, I'd also recommend purchasing a new one. If it's a Blu-Ray drive, it may be worth seeing if it's still under warranty.

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@pimblycharles: Nah, it's just a 7 year old DVD RW. Thought about getting a blu ray drive but I have a PS3, PS4 and Xbox One.

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Not cheap? How much are they in the UK? An OEM DVD-RW drive is like $15 here in the US. I bought one complete with Nero software for $18 2 years ago.

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@stonyman65: Just over $20 for the cheapest. I'm unemployed, so cheap to me means not much more than free.

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