Why did my dvd drive stop working?
The dvd drive on my Toshiba Satellite M55 simply stopped working.
- I open the drive, a yellow light flashes on the drive.
- Put in the dvd and close drive. Yellow light continues to flash.
- It makes a brief whirring sound and then sort of a clunk clunk and a pause. This continues to repeat - whir, clunk, clunk, pause. The yellow light continues to flash.
- Nothing appears on the screen.
I think the flashing is normal when the drive is active
the noises are not normal - but i heard them a lot - sometimes it's burned in dust on the laser that makes it impossible to read any media.
open the drive ans look out for the "glass lens" - take a super soft microfiber cloth (the glass polishing ones are working great) and breathe slighty on the laser, then "polish" it slightly with the cloth
that way i fixed a lot of playstation2 drives ;-)
Markus, thank you for your help. I will try your suggestion but will probably wait until my nephew can help me. I am not confident that I can do it alone without making things worse.
I couldn't get the add comment to work to your response so am putting it down here.