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Old 02-29-2008, 11:27 AM   #1
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Default An unusual problem with my DVD Rom Drive

First off, the drive works. I checked the hardware and it seems to be working. I insert a CD-R and it reads it fine. However, when I insert a DVD, doesn't matter what kind. A DVD-R or a movie DVD, the darn thing doesn't read it!

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Old 02-29-2008, 11:31 AM   #2
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When you put the DVD in, does it constantly try to read it or it just doesn't do anything...
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:35 AM   #3
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One way or another, it is a fualty DVD Burner. It can read CDs fine because it is another part of the laser/decoder. As for DVDs, it's the other part. That happens quite often, and it's far from being unsual.
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When you put the DVD in, does it constantly try to read it or it just doesn't do anything...
Yes it does that exactly. DVDs are free from scratches.

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One way or another, it is a fualty DVD Burner. It can read CDs fine because it is another part of the laser/decoder. As for DVDs, it's the other part. That happens quite often, and it's far from being unsual.
Oh. Well that sucks. Well at least one half of the burner works. Thanks.
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