HP pavilion dv6700 cd drive not working

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HP pavilion dv6700 cd drive not working

Postposted on Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:10 pm

Hello everyone! I'm one of the "GW" players from CBE and JAE always suggests I post questions over here....so here is the situation:

I have an HP Pavilion. The E drive for CD and DVD suddenly quit working. I can't find it on the computer drive list and when I click on a game program with a cd in place, it says to "insert disk" But when I insert any disk, CD or DVD, it repeats the same commands. And then I can't eject the disk....only on boot up can I get the tray to open.
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Re: HP pavilion dv6700 cd drive not working

Postposted on Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:18 pm

Hi, Susan!

That's a bummer. Have checked to see if the optical drive is registering in the BIOS setup?

It is possible to replace optical drives in many notebooks. I replaced the original DVD-RW drive in my Asus G50Vt with a Blu-ray burner.
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Re: HP pavilion dv6700 cd drive not working

Postposted on Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:27 pm

Thanks Jae! I'll check that next...even when I can insert a cd the drive does nothing. It's like there is no disc in the tray. I have a feeling it's toast and I'll have to replace it....might be a good time to install more RAM as well.
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Re: HP pavilion dv6700 cd drive not working

Postposted on Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:49 pm

If you don't want to disassemble your notebook, you could also plug in an external (USB) drive.
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Re: HP pavilion dv6700 cd drive not working

Postposted on Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:12 pm

Thx Jae!
Hmm....and miss the chance to use tools & such!?! But the safer option might be the external hard drive....
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