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Old 02-26-2005, 12:12 PM   #1
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Default dvd rom does not read cd's

my friends Dell laptop only play dvd's, it doesnt play music cd's even software cd-roms.
he thought about updating drivers but could not install internet software to go on the net.

any ideas?
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Old 02-26-2005, 12:16 PM   #2
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Default Re: dvd rom does not read cd's

no, drivers will not be the problem here, what is the make and model number of the dvd drive and i will take a look for you.
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Old 02-26-2005, 01:31 PM   #3
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Post ur model# and such, maybe a firmware update will help?
try getting a usb thumb drive and go to a dif comp. get the firmware, put on usb drive then install on the laptop, that may help. or not, just a guess.
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Did it ever work? I know we have a DVD player that was left on play by mistake for a long time and now it won't play DVDs, only VCDs and any other standard disks... Maybe it's something with the lazor, as I suspect with this one... I beleive the one for DVD's and CD's is different, but I'm not 100% sure on that...
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he said its a Dell inspiron 1100 model PP07L and the drive is HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4241N

All it plays is dvd's, no cd-roms, music cd's or anything
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Old 02-27-2005, 08:45 AM   #6
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he said its a Dell inspiron 1100 model PP07L and the drive is HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4241N

All it plays is dvd's, no cd-roms, music cd's or anything
anyone know then?
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Old 02-28-2005, 12:44 PM   #8
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I'd think all DVD players would run CD's, though it does need another lazer to do so. The DVD lazer is of a different size and wavelength... and normally they have two, one to run each format...so I'd assume the drive is buggered...

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