Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:30 pm
My Dell Inspiron, Windows 7, has a DVD drive HL-DT-ST DVD + - RW GH50N B103 (ATA). Is original to the computer. It appears that the computer was built 4/14/2010. No problems with that drive until yesterday. The drive has seen considerable use. It will not open the tray with an incomplete recording DVD in the drive. Unresponsive to the button on the face beside the drawer front.
At COMPUTER, Drives, the drive shows up but does not respond to any command. EJECT at that site responds with "error".
Using a paperclip wire in the little hole only starts a loud buzzing noise which continues until the computer is shut down.
Rebooting the computer results in resuming normal operation -- but not for long.
I want to replace the drive. But the (ATA) appears to be obsolete and only used drives have been located.
I need expert suggestions.
Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:06 pm
go to www.newegg.com
and do a search for ATA hard drive, they have lots of new drives and are a good place to deal with.