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Hello, My CD-DVD drive have suddenly stop working in my laptop and when I've checked the BIOS setup I've seen that the drive is no longer recognized by BIOS (there ...
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    [SOLVED] My BIOS won't recognize my CD-DVD drive


    Hello,
    My CD-DVD drive have suddenly stop working in my laptop and when I've checked the BIOS setup I've seen that the drive is no longer recognized by BIOS (there is no option for this drive so I can't enable it). I don't know what CD-DVD drive I have (since I can gather information about it because it's not recognized by my laptop) but I think it's a Matshita CD-DVD driver. I use Ubuntu 10.04. Do you know how to make it work again?
    Thank you very much!

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    If BIOS is not detecting CD Drive, you can do anything in Ubuntu or any other OS to make it work. You should check it with Hardware vendor.

    Execute this in Terminal :
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    sudo hdparm -I /dev/cdrom
    Does above command display CD Drive info?
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    Thank you for your answer

    Execute this in Terminal :
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    sudo hdparm -I /dev/cdrom

    Does above command display CD Drive info?
    I don't get any CD drivo info.

    Code:
    root@josep-laptop:~# sudo hdparm -I /dev/cdrom
    /dev/cdrom: No such file or directory

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    your cdrom drive is no good, you need to replace it

    if bios doesn't detect it the drive is bad

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    your cdrom drive is no good, you need to replace it
    if bios doesn't detect it the drive is bad
    ok, so I'll have buy a new cd-drive

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