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Old 02-11-2007, 06:29 PM   #1
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My friend has a problem where whenever he starts to copy files off a cd the drive will disappear all together and wont even show up in my computer until after the computer is restarted then the same thing happens again.
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it sounds like the CD drive is starting to die. if you can, try using a different ribben cable just to eliminate that as the cause.
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it will still open and close and act like it is working but the computer just stops acting like its there but could the drive still be dying?
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yes. the part of the drive that allows it to communicate with the comptuer could be starting to fail.

normally, as long as the drive is getting power you'll be able to open and close it.
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