Having problems with your Toshiba Satellite A135-S2276 Notebook ?

Toshiba Satelite 235 will not play or burn CD's or DVD's.

\015 Drive stopped working after 1 year. Laptop does not recognize any disc. Drive is visable. Shows working OK. Inserting any disc causes the drive to run endlessly with no response from the computer. Running Vista Premium. No error messages.\015

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see if the player tries to read the disc. Load a disc and listen.
Does\015\012the player make squealing noises or is it totally quiet? Squealing\015\012noises may indicate that the player is trying to synchronize with the\015\012disc but can't due to an obstruction on the lens or in the laser path\015\012inside the pickup or a defect in the pickup. This can also be caused by\015\012an intermittent signal problem due to a faulty ribbon cable.

Totally\015\012silent means that the photo sensor is not getting any usable input from\015\012the laser at all, meaning that the pickup is "blind" for lack of a\015\012better word.
This can be caused by an obstruction of the beam by\015\012foreign matter on the lens or inside the pickup all the way to a\015\012marginal or failed laser diode and/or photosensor array. This can also\015\012be caused by a bad ribbon cable with one or more severed traces.

You\015\012could try to clean the optics. This is the most common malfunction as\015\012far as i know in all disc players. It would involve taking the cover\015\012off and finding a way to expose the lense, and then cleaning it with a\015\012very gentle brush. some players have a cover for the lense that swings\015\012to the side during playing, this greatly reduces the chance of dust\015\012accumulating, but its still worth the try.

If you actually see dust on the lense, then its just that simple. clean, close, play.


It may also be worth your while to check on the small shafting that\015\012guides the carriage of the laser pickup. Dirt, grome, dust and\015\012solidified lubricant can cause stoppage of the carriage and the laser\015\012eye then fails to read the next track. Please refer to the image i have attached.
You need to clean the lens .

Buy lens cleaner to clean the lens .
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