Having problems with your Sony VAIO PCV-RX462DS PC Desktop ?

My cd rom drive doesn't work

\015 Hi, I have an older sony vaio, about 4 1/2 years old. All of a sudden the cd rom drive won't work at all. Everything else works ok though.\015

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Throwing money at "lens cleaning" would be unlikely to correct such a problem since misreads do not disable the drive either for read or for write/burn. Such cleaning typically serves little or no utility or benefit since no head contact with disc occurs with optical storage devices such as cd/dvd/bd etc. Sometimes, I have closed the door not realizing the disc was not pressed down correctly and fully onto the spindle. That error will give the impression of an absent (dead) drive because the data seek will not work with a non-spinning disc. If you were to "clean" the drive lens or whatever, you might conclude that the cleaner worked because, by mere happenstance, you properly seated a disc that had been off-spindle before. Not been there; not done that; but have "floated" a cd.
I'd reckon at 4.5 years you've had an extremely good run from your CDROM. You could always try a lens cleaner which you can get from any good music shop but judging by your unit's age you deserve a newer and faster Unit. Maybe a CD burner or even a DVD burner. They are much cheaper these days.\015\012My first single speed CDROM cost me $999.00 I can now buy a 52 speed CD Burner for $49.00\015\012\015\012\015\012BMW
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