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It thinks the device is working properly never was an exclamation point there to indicate a problem. However, you may very well be right, and I might have looked at it wrong when I opened up the case. Thanks, Hotshot HI there, I’ve had the same problem with my combo drive. Many other people have had problems with this one, I see. Preparation Guide, Malware Removal Assistance. Make sure both devices are not set the same way i. Unless you are talking about a ZIP drive, there’s something wrong there.

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I’ve fixed a few optical drives this way.

4841b Killeen, TX Local time: I took it apart and put it back together and cleaned the lens, and upgraded the firmware, but it is still the same Would really appreciate your kind gesture. Burning cds works with the lower speeds, now, but I will get errors for writing at top speed 48x?

It did, but I never got the “Your New Hardware is Ready to Use” dialog–I guess it only does that if it automatically installs a driver? You currently have javascript disabled. I’ve forgotten ddv password.

Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer. In the end, I don’t remember whether we replaced the drive Posted 09 December – Yep, it’s time to swap that opto drive for another drive that’s known to be working and then try the questionable drive in a known, working computer to see if the problems follow.


Backup, Imaging, Disk Management Forum. Preparation Guide, Malware Removal Assistance. It thinks the device is working properly never was an exclamation point there to indicate a problem.

Sometimes it works after trying several times, sometimes it 4481bb mostly fine the first time. I have no idea. Breaking Protections in Hardware Cryptocurrency Wallets.

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Have you tried using a CD cleaner? Firmware updates, like the one I found and I think it is the correct one generally shouldn’t be used to fix problems with drive reading and recognition, unless they are specifically meant for that. When you put in a CD, it tries to read it for a while and then fails.

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Several functions may not work. Started by hotshotNov 23 So perhaps it wasn’t.

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Thanks, Hotshot HI there, I’ve had the same problem with my combo drive. Edited by quietman7, 09 December – The site is doing a great job by helping a few confused techies like me keep up the good work guys. Also, I noted that the diskette drive on the same ribbon cable does work, but slowly The user doesn’t know if it ever worked, because he never tried using it before.


The random read error problems started happenning about the same time when I unplugged and rvd the drive back in temporarily replaced it with a hard-drive. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. My user’s computer is an HP Compaq Dm. Central Illinois Local time: I made sure the power and ribbon connections were firmly in there, and Dvc checked Device Manager.

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