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Dvd Drive We've had this computer for at least a year, and now suddenly the DVD drive wont work. It'll open and close, but it wont read any DVDs. Can anyone help? Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Sep 18, 2008

    I have the same problem.
    I can't access to CD or DVD in the player but I see the device in the windows explorer and I can open and close the player.
    I bought this computer just a year ago...


  • nytom79 Nov 13, 2008

    The drive use to work. Now it makes the sounds like its reading yet doesnt. If i go to my computer and click on the drive it tells me to insert a disk when there is already one in there. Bios is picking it up and the the system says the device is working normally. I ve updated the drive and that has had no effect.--So now what?

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Please try the instructions provided in the third post of this thread.

I am not allowed to copy/paste content from other websites and thus must link you to it in order to comply with the site's terms of service.

However, hopefully that will solve your problem. Otherwise, it will be very, very hard to find a driver for Matshita drives, since Panasonic (which makes the Matshita cd/dvd drives) apparently abandoned all drivers and firmware for drives not currently being manufactured.

Thank you, Please rate if this was helpful.

- Dshack

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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