DVD drive failure at Satellite 2450-101
Hi again guys...
I have another problem with my old Toshiba Satellite 2450-101 laptop which I hope you can help me with.
The original DVD-rom drive - a Teac DW-224E - went 'off the radar' a couple of times about a year ago and would only re-appear in My Computer after a re-boot but it would then quickly disappear again.
It was puzzling as the drive was still listed in Device Manager as working properly.
It would then take a full re-install to get it back again when the process would start all over again.
Now during the boot up process a message appears at the top of the screen saying 'Eide error'..
I bought a new brown-box replacement DVD-RW dual layer drive from PC World- a Sony IA2604H - and installed it but it is exactly the same but this time it is quoted in the Device Manager as a 'SCSI CD-rom device'....which it most certainly isn't.
In both cases the Drives are completely dead and will not even eject the trays.
Needless to say this is driving me nuts.