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hi. i have a toshiba laptop(not sure what model number is) and for a while now(i would say prolly since last year) i have been having a hard time with the drive loading stuff. when i pop the drive out and put cd's, dvds, software discs, game discs what ever it may be and i push in the drive to have the computer recognize it and load it, it usually doesn't load. i have to pop the drive out and push it back in at least 4 or more times for it to load. each time i put it in it ends up making noise like its going to recognize and load and after 5 minutes of the laptop making noise it stops and doesn't load i will finally get it to load after 15 to 20 minutes of fighting with it. sometimes i can't load anything up at all unless i shut all the programs down and shut the computer itself down for a while and turn the computer back on an hour later. it get really frustrating when i am copying cd's and dvds cause after each copy i have to shut down my computer for an hour and make another copy after i turn it back on. it works when i restart it instead of shutting it down but it only works when i restart it once and then i have to shut it down completely to let it sit for an hour. was wondering if anyone know's whats wrong or if anyone has ever came across this problem before. i appreciate any feed back that will help. thanks.

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First, try cleaning the drive - get a CD/DVD cleaning disc - and see if that helps. If not, replace the drive. It is either a dirty lense / laser emitter, or it the lense / emitter is out of alignment. If the latter, there is nothing you can do other than replace the drive. I have had similar problems in the past that the cleaning disc would fix.

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Any local electronics store would carry these disc's rubberman was refering to! Just go to one of your local stores, and tell them that you need a CD/DVD cleaning disc, and they'll get you it :) Hope this helps!

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