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    Posted: 24 Jul 2018 at 9:03am
What's gon on when mt PC all of a SUDDEN WON'T RECOGNIZE  dvd PLAYER?

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Power down and unplug PC.
Remove side panels to expose the guts.
Identify cable at rear of DVD housing that leads to PC motherboard.
Unplug any connectors at either end of that cable, blow out any dust, and firmly reconnect.
While you have those side panels off, blow off or vacuum up any accumulation of dust-bunnies; dust buildup around the CPU (which probably has its own finned heat-sink and fan) can cause heat build up
which is death to CPUs
Replace side panels, power up the PC, and give the DVD a try.

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Had this happen....

It's possible that the DVD player has lost its "drive letter".

If you have an icon on your desktop labeled "My Computer" or "This PC", or something similar, right-click on that and select MANAGE.

In the left column, look for "STORAGE", expand that and select "DISC MANAGEMENT".

On the lower part of the panel there should be a graphic representation of all your drives, HDD & DVR-CD ROM, etc.

Is the DVD-CD shown and is there a drive "letter" assigned to it?

If the DVD-CD is NOT shown then the problem can be no power or no data connection to the DVD player, or  maybe something in the BIOS.  In any case Windows does not see your drive.  

If it's listed and no drive letter is assigned then you can assign one to the drive by right-clicking and choosing the right option, and selecting a drive letter that you want to be assigned to the drive.  NORMALLY that letter is "D" but if that letter is already in use, pick another unused one, EXCEPT letters A, B, C...

Let me know how you make our.


Edited by PaulR - 25 Jul 2018 at 2:18pm

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