Dead CD/DVD Drive?

vbimport

#1

Hey Guys and Gals,
I wonder if you can help me out here.

I’m trying to fix a laptop for my friend and it seems the CD/DVD combo drive isn’t responding to anything (not showing up on windows and has no power)
and the speakers are emitting a crackily noise that gets louder over time…

In my mind i think that it could be a problem on the motherboard that these both have happened at the same time but i wanna check if the drive is definately dead before i go about looking for motherboard problems.

Any ideas on how i can test it?
I opened the puppy up and there are no signs of damage or loose connections on the board or drive.

Hope you can help me…
The laptop is a HP Pavillion ze4800 if that helps with advice…
Thanks in advance…

Louis Russell


#2

Buy an adaptor and connect it to an normal ide controller.


#3

any other ideas to save me from spending money that could be used to get a new drive?


#4

Buy from a retailer that accepts returns and return the adapter if in fact the drive needs to be replaced.

Unless you have another laptop to test, your options are very limited.