blinking cd-rw

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    blinking cd-rw

    I have a cd-rw drive that has quit working properly for no reason. All it does is blink it's orange read light and isn't detected by Windows 98se. It was working perfectly until today. Is there any reason for this to happen?

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    Re: blinking cd-rw

    Originally posted by lambs4
    Is there any reason for this to happen?
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    Re: blinking cd-rw

    Originally posted by lambs4
    I have a cd-rw drive that has quit working properly for no reason. All it does is blink it's orange read light and isn't detected by Windows 98se. It was working perfectly until today. Is there any reason for this to happen?

    Thanks in advance for the help.
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    did you try uninstall/reinstalling it?
    Sometimes windows loses track of drivers..weird things happen, whatever the case try a few things, like they all implied above it could be a million things...a blinking orange light isn't enough info for us to help you.
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    Somebody licked the lens?
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    Re: Re: blinking cd-rw

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    Originally posted by Waldo2k2
    did you try uninstall/reinstalling it?
    Sometimes windows loses track of drivers..weird things happen, whatever the case try a few things, like they all implied above it could be a million things...a blinking orange light isn't enough info for us to help you.
    What type of info should I provide that could help yous help me?
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    Is it making any kind of noises? What happens when you try to put a cd in? Have you been inside the case recently? Does Win98SE recognize the drive at all? Can you switch it to a different IDE slot and check that? (You could have an IDE controller fried/dead) Have you checked the manual to see if the blinking light means anything? If you don't have the manual, check the manufacturer's webpage for one.

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