Having problems with your Toshiba PORTEGE R500-S5006V INTEL CENT 2GB 160GB DVDRW 12.1-WXGA WVB PC Notebook ?

R500 laptop doesn't show/recognise CD/DVD drive

\015 Two of our Toshiba R500 Portege laptops no longer show the CD/DVD drive. The drive opens fine but it won't read any disks. Also drive does not appear in "my computer" area. Have tried Disk Managment but nothing seems to have helped so far.\015

Answers :

Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs\015\012http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
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\015\012download and run fix then reboot
You most certainly must change your drive because its defective...
\015\012the good thing is that you do not have to open the laptop apart to do it but unscrew just one... screw (!) and pull it out.
\015\012all the pc-shops that sell drives for laptops would change it for you at once... just take the laptop with you.
\015\012as for the cost, here in greece a dvd-recorder for laptops is about 30 - 40 euro for a SATA type and about 50 for IDE type. In the shop they will see if you need a SATA or an IDE drive when they will take out the old one.
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