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Old 03-28-2006, 09:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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DVD disk drive problems

Everytime I put a DVD in my DVD Rom, my laptop says there is no disk. Does anyone have any idea why and what I can do to get it working?
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 03-28-2006, 11:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What Cynthetic means is:

- Did you try putting in a CD-rom disc?
- Are you sure you're selecting the DVD-drive (and not another removable storage)
- Did you do anything to the system prior to this problem? (Drop it, install new software, remove old software, etc)
- Did the problem occur suddenly or was there a period where the disc would be recognized only some of the time?
- What brand laptop is it?

In order for us to help, you'll need to supply more details. Anything you can think of that relates to the problem, and also anything you can think of that doesn't relate to the problem.
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Old 03-29-2006, 07:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I will provide as much more info as I know...

I have a Dell Latitude D600
I dont know what you mean about a CDrom or DVD drive other than it says DVDRom on the outside.
I (think I) have watched movies on it before, its not often, but last summer I did.
I have installed some things, but they were just small executables, I can't think of anything significant.
I have Win XP with a pentium M.

I don't know of much else I could mention that would be helpful and I really don't know where to start to get it working.
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Old 03-29-2006, 07:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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so can you put in a CDROM and it sees that?
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Old 03-29-2006, 08:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
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so can you put in a CDROM and it sees that?
I put a regular cd with songs in it and the drive could read that. Then I put a dvd back in it and it couldnt read it.

The dvd I am using is a very simple one, it shouldnt have any copywrite protection on it.
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Old 03-29-2006, 08:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
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a dvd, that's all dvds? or keep putting in the same one???

does that DVD work on other computers?
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Old 03-29-2006, 08:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
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a dvd, that's all dvds? or keep putting in the same one???

does that DVD work on other computers?
I have put in several and every dvd I try says either no disk, or disk cannot be read.

I have tried to put it in my other laptop which is a sony vaio, no luck there either. But its been tempermental for while.
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Old 03-29-2006, 08:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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If your drive can read CDs but not DVDs, chances are that it's fucked. They use different lasers, so one can work while the other does not. The reverse happened to my NEC DVD+-RW and the only solution was an RMA.
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