View Full Version : CD Rom query???

10-26-02, 12:17 AM
I am wondering if I need to replace my CD rom Acer 52x, here is the problem. In media player all the music plays fine (from the HD), game CD's work ok but when I insert a music CD all I get is a loud Shhhhhing noise with the actual music ever so faint in the background. Anybody an idea as to what could be the cause?


10-26-02, 01:11 AM
Sounds like noise getting into the cable that runs from the sound card to the drive to me.

10-26-02, 01:27 AM
What do I therefore need to do in your opinion netviper13? As far as the technical side of PC's go I am a 4/10.;)

10-26-02, 01:39 AM
Check and make sure the cable is securely plugged in to both the sound card and the drive in question. Also make sure the rubber shielding is completely on it.

10-26-02, 01:55 AM
Checked all the cables and they seem to be in place ok, still get the loud shhhhing noise. Heres the enigma in all of this the audio on games CDs sound fine.

10-26-02, 09:00 AM
Can you read data CDs properly? if so, then it might be what netviper13 suggested: Noise. Try getting a new replacement cable or one from a friend.

Did you try to play an audio CD from DOS?

Is it happening only under Windows?

If so, try removing the drive from device manager and reboot.