Help. SONY VAIO notebook computer CD ROM does not work

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smithsfallsbuilding

I have a old SONY VAIO PCG F630 (windows ME) notebook computer. I just
want to reinstall with the recovery/reinstallation CDs. but the CD ROM
does not open or does not work. The green light was never on. I tried
to eject from my computer disk drive icon but failed.

I believe if I reinstall the CDs it may work. The notebook connected in
my home network and I tried to run the recovery CDs from another
connected computer, but it only pops up some dos screen. I went to the
SONY computer website and could not find the driver for CD rom.

Any suggestion to fix it? Any website achives such driver? Thanks.
 
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Toolman Tim

I have a old SONY VAIO PCG F630 (windows ME) notebook computer. I just
want to reinstall with the recovery/reinstallation CDs. but the CD ROM
does not open or does not work. The green light was never on. I tried
to eject from my computer disk drive icon but failed.

I believe if I reinstall the CDs it may work. The notebook connected
in my home network and I tried to run the recovery CDs from another
connected computer, but it only pops up some dos screen. I went to the
SONY computer website and could not find the driver for CD rom.

Any suggestion to fix it? Any website achives such driver? Thanks.

Windows does not need drivers for standard CD ROM drives. If the light
doesn't come on, and the eject button doesn't work, it's very unlikely that
it's a Windows problem, but more likely a dead drive. If there is a small
hole in the face of the drive, you can use a paperclip to manually release
the door opening mechanism, and try putting a disk in. If Windows reads the
disk, you may be in luck for your reinstall. I've seen drives that function
correctly when a disk is in them, but the eject mechanism doesn't work. But
I'd put money on it being totally dead. You can often get replacement drives
on eBay fairly cheap for most laptops.
 
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Martik

I have a old SONY VAIO PCG F630 (windows ME) notebook computer. I just
want to reinstall with the recovery/reinstallation CDs. but the CD ROM
does not open or does not work. The green light was never on. I tried
to eject from my computer disk drive icon but failed.

I believe if I reinstall the CDs it may work. The notebook connected in
my home network and I tried to run the recovery CDs from another
connected computer, but it only pops up some dos screen. I went to the
SONY computer website and could not find the driver for CD rom.

Any suggestion to fix it? Any website achives such driver? Thanks.

Reseat the drive in the slot.
 
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smithsfallsbuilding

I never opened a notebook computer. Can I open the back gently and
reset the drive cable?
 
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smithsfallsbuilding

thanks, tried the pin opened the cd. But it still does not work. So I
guess I try to open the back for the first time.
 
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visions of effty

I never opened a notebook computer. Can I open the back gently and
reset the drive cable?

Most laptops disassemble from the front. The fisrt step is usually removing
the keyboard. There might be a bezzle or removable keys hiding the snaps
that keep the keyboard in place.

The CD-ROM drive (or whatever is in that bay) is usually the *easiest* thing
to replace on a laptop.

After that, everything becomes a pain in the butt.

~e.
 
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Martik

I never opened a notebook computer. Can I open the back gently and
reset the drive cable?

The drive should slip out from the front, sometimes they come loose from the
internal slot. Pull it out part way and reseat it by pushing back in as far
as it will go.
 

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