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12-20-2008 03:53 PM
The machine does not locatre a CD/DVD drive. Drive does make normal "sounds". Spinning etc. CD/DVD also does not show up in device manager. Did a system RECOVERY (major problem - lost many files including all old E-mail).
Any ideas - hardware or software issue?
12-26-2008 11:28 AM
Did you already try the steps mentioned here:
I am trying them now but I'm still having trouble getting the DVD/CD drive to show up.
12-26-2008 11:46 AM
Yes tried all the steps - still nothjing.
I have ordered a new Laptop to "fix" the problem for good.
I am leaing towards it being a hardware issue.
Do you know anyone who might want to buy a used dv5000?
Or where to buy a replacement CD drive?
FYI - here is a site that shows you the procedure for swapping out the drives:
12-27-2008 09:43 AM
12-28-2008 03:56 AM
12-31-2008 05:03 AM
I thought I sent this before - good inof on how to get AT the CD drive and replace and a site whee you can purchse ghe drive for about $100.
Weird how it just stops working from one minute to the next.
Let me know how you make out - my new Sony Vaio just came in, if the truth was know I like the look and feel of the HP better. If it had not been for the CD issue I would not be making any change.
01-04-2009 09:16 PM