Unplug the power cord of the CD player from the AC outlet for 30 seconds. Plug the power cord back into the AC outlet. Turn on the CD player and attempt to play the disc. If the issue is still not resolved, remove the disc and unplug the power cord from the AC outlet.
- 1 Why is my CD drive not reading discs?
- 2 Why my CD player is not working?
- 3 What to do if CD is not reading?
- 4 How do you fix a disc that won’t read?
- 5 How do I reset my CD player?
- 6 How do you fix car CD player that won’t read CDS?
- 7 How do I fix my CD player that won’t close?
- 8 When I put a CD in the computer nothing happens?
- 9 Can a broken CD be read?
- 10 How can I repair a damaged CD?
- 11 Does toothpaste really fix scratches?
Why is my CD drive not reading discs?
If the optical drive cannot read the files stored on any CD/DVD discs, you need to confirm that the drive is listed in Device Manager. Confirm the drive is listed in Device Manager, and then reinstall the device driver to resolve any error states. Verify that there is no disc loaded in the drive.
Why my CD player is not working?
A scratched or damaged disc is often the culprit and not the player. Use a newer disc if possible to ensure the condition is pristine. If the problem persists with the new disc, remove all discs and run a power cycle to reset the player. Remove any batteries or unplug it to drain the power.
What to do if CD is not reading?
If your CD/DVD drive is having trouble recognizing a disc:
- If you know the disc isn’t blank, check whether the data surface is damaged.
- Try a different disc.
- Try the disc in another computer’s drive.
- Try cleaning the drive with a CD/DVD drive cleaning product.
How do you fix a disc that won’t read?
Here are a few methods to try to fix your scratched disc at home:
- Rubbing Alcohol Method: Get a lint free non scratching cloth.
- Toothpaste Method: Use a small dab of the gritty type of toothpaste.
- Banana Method: Use a banana that is peeled and cut in half.
- Skip Scratch Fixer Method:
- Petroleum Jelly Method:
How do I reset my CD player?
How to reset the CD player.
- Unplug the power cord of the CD player from the AC wall outlet.
- Allow the CD player to set without power for 30 seconds.
- Plug the power cord of the CD player back into the AC wall outlet.
How do you fix car CD player that won’t read CDS?
Verify the disc is inserted into the CD player properly. The disc may eject if inserted upside down. Press the RESET button on the front of the car stereo. Try a couple of different discs just to make sure there is not a problem with the disc that you are trying to play.
How do I fix my CD player that won’t close?
Unplug the power cord of the CD player from the AC outlet. Let the CD player set without power for 30 seconds. Plug the power cord back into the AC outlet. Attempt to close the drawer on the CD player.
When I put a CD in the computer nothing happens?
What’s most likely happened is that the “auto run” feature has been turned off – either on your system or on that specific drive. That means that by definition nothing happens when you insert a disc.
Can a broken CD be read?
Unfortunately, there is no way to permanently repair a CD. Once it’s broken, the CD cannot be restored to its original condition and the CD will be at risk of fracturing completely due to the high speed at which the CD spins in the CD player. This can permanently damage the CD player as well.
How can I repair a damaged CD?
5 Ways to Repair a CD or DVD
- Clean the disc using a soft lint-free cloth and a dab of warm water and mild detergent.
- Fill scratches with toothpaste.
- Soften scratches with heat from a 60W lightbulb.
- Fill the scratch with a wax-based product.
- Cover holes in the data layer with pen and tape.
Does toothpaste really fix scratches?
Yes, toothpaste can remove minor paint scratches. A standard toothpaste (not a gel toothpaste) has a minor grit to it which helps buff out the scratches. Typically, minor scratches are only on the clear coat over your actual paint.