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    Ok, i'm having a problem with my dvd drive
    simply put, my dvd drive spits out discs while they're still spinning
    if i have a disc in the drive and press eject while it's still spinning, the dvd drive ejects the disc immediately without braking it to a halt.
    i'm a bit worried about this because i fear it'll eject a disc which will come out and hit me, or it may scratch the discs
    i cannot find the brand of drive, it's not printed on the drive and the name is not listed in device manager
    i have also tried looking in belarc, but to no avail
    any help would be great, but i fear i will be forced to buy a new drive
    thanks in advance

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    Wow. I have no answer for you. Sorry.

    Sounds like a cartoon scenerio... Disk flying out, hitting you.

  3. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    yeah, if it was someone else in the same situation, i'd le laughing
    but knowing i have to buy a new drive, i'm not

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    Originally posted by amphoteric88@4 May 2003 - 03:01
    Ok, i'm having a problem with my dvd drive
    simply put, my dvd drive spits out discs while they're still spinning
    if i have a disc in the drive and press eject while it's still spinning, the dvd drive ejects the disc immediately without braking it to a halt.
    i'm a bit worried about this because i fear it'll eject a disc which will come out and hit me, or it may scratch the discs
    i cannot find the brand of drive, it's not printed on the drive and the name is not listed in device manager
    i have also tried looking in belarc, but to no avail
    any help would be great, but i fear i will be forced to buy a new drive
    thanks in advance
    1st, look for the model number printed on the label of the drive (you'll have to open you PC). Use that model number to do a google search. You can also goto this site (CLICK HERE). This is the mother of all DVD drive firmware site to make you DVD drive region free. You can use the model number and search here to ID your drive. If a firmware is available, you can use it to update you DVD drive and hopefully, it will also fix your problem. WARNING: updating the firmware is like updating the BIOS. If the update fails, you'll have an expensive paperweight instead of a DVD drive. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK! Also, the firmware change will void your warranty!

  5. Software & Hardware   -   #5
    yeah, someone already suggested updating the firmware, but as you say, it's a bit risky
    i'll just have to make do with a crazy drive until i can buy a new one
    i'm getting a new gpu first though
    and some more ram
    and a soundcard
    and a faster cd-rw drive
    and...

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