Replace dvd drive or just buy external?
by mosteve - 7/31/12 12:58 PM
Someone gave me an HP Pavillion p2-1280 computer but the dvd drive does not seem to work. It won't recognize that I have put a disc in it. It won't burn blank discs or play commercial dvds or cds. I did a reload of Windows7 when I got the computer. Could something have happened during the re-installation of the OS? I have tried to update the drivers, etc. from the HP website, but nothing seems to help. (Note: This computer spent some time outside, but everything else seems to work OK.) Would it be better to try to get a replacement drive to install into the case or just buy an external dvd burner? I don't want to put much $ into this.