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riley3
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Inspirion 1318 CD Drive Problem

Hey, I'm new.

Today when booted up my laptop my CD drive went a little haywire and has not stopped.Basically the CD drive is constantly doing *something* I don't know what.

It is making noise, similarly to when you eject a disk, but it won't stop. Ever. Well, unless you put a disk in. And it works fine then. When I eject the disk it starts making noise and parts inside are moving and will not stop. I've restarted the computer a couple times and did some quick searching online but didn't find any solutions. That's also how I stumbled upon this site. 

So I was just wondering what, if any solution there is to this. Or if I just have to wait it out. I've had the computer for 20 months and it's given me a few problems along the way (aka giving me the whole "can't find the hard drive" + blue screen of death, and a couple of others, more recently refusing to burn an entire audio CD and the the disk drive not responding to commands right after, and for hours after as well)

Anyways, I hope there isn't a thread on this already, I did search, and that there is a possible solution.

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riley3
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Re: Inspirion 1318 CD Drive Problem

Well it just stopped on it's own now. Hopefully for good! 🙂

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Re: Inspirion 1318 CD Drive Problem

Hi Riley3,

It sounds like some application or process is trying to access your drive. The next time this happens, that's were you should concentrate your troubleshooting efforts.

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riley3
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Re: Inspirion 1318 CD Drive Problem

Okay, I never did think of that. It seems like a logical place to start. At the moment all is well and it seems to have fixed itself, but I do really appreciate the input. 

 

If it starts acting up again I will ask for some more assistance.

 

Thanks!

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