So, a couple days ago, my computer quit reading any disks I put in it. This is really weird, because this computer isn't old. In fact, I've only had it for like a year. I can't figure out what the problem is. I tried virus scanning, defragmenting, blowing in the disk drive, and more.
My mom says it might need cleaned with a disk cleaner, but I don't know. It still doesn't read any disks today. >_>
I don't know if this is relavent, but my PS2 stopped reading disks after just a few months of owning it. Maybe something damaged the eye? Or it's dirty? You can always call the peeps who put your computer together.
Oh, dang. Well, if you're in a college dorm, then I'm sure another student might have a cleaner, or you could even consult a teacher that does a technology class or something (depending on what college you're at).
If you're just replacing the CD drive, then it shouldn't be that expensive. You could go pick up a used one somewhere. Last I checked, a basic CD drive wasn't that expensive, but I don't really know for sure. When I built my own computer, I got it for free, so. <_<
DVD drives cost pretty much nothing, so it's probably best to just get a new one and hook it up yourself (not at all difficult, just take the wires off the current drive and put them on the new one.) The only tool you'll need is a screwdriver.
You may also want to get into the Device Manager and remove the profiles for your disk drive, then reboot your computer. That should make it reinstall the disk drive's drivers, which may fix your issues.