View Full Version : OT: DVD drive problem

08-11-2007, 04:05 PM
I have a Sony DRU810A dvd/cd drive for my computer manufactured in 2005 .

When you put a CD into it it does not spin it slips and if you can get it to spin it does not read the CD. The last drive I had used a spring to apply pressure to the CD while on the drive cone/ plate and it worked after it got adjusted this drive does not have one .

I have fiddled with it put shims and tried adjusting the the CD drive plate and it just does not work.

Any ideas on how to get it to go ?

The computer knows it is there and the software is up to date . It tries to work normally .

08-11-2007, 07:42 PM
These are not very fixable. Pending better ideas, DVD burners
are in the $30-50 range now (eg www.newegg.com) and are
a bolt in replacement. The Sony DRU810A was well thought of
when it came out in '04.

08-11-2007, 09:33 PM
You could try running a cd cleaning disc through,that sometimes fixes problems on dvd drives.It sounds like it's dead meat though:(.