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Check if your CD is clean or your disc drive lens is also clean. If you clean both of them, you should be able to read your CD. Further, defective CDs with thin coating could not be read.

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Why doesn't CD player read discs?


If it's the CR-Rom of a computer, please restart your computer.
If the failure persist, means that the optical reader of your CD player is fauling.
No sure it should help but clean your optical reased.

Hardware 101 Cleaning The Lens Of Optical Disc Drive

Actually the same goes for a standalon player.

With costs as low as they are currentl, you sinply should remove the CD player of your computer and intall a new one

If this is not the answer you expect is because your question was not well specified.

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I can burn to this disc a video from my computer and it plays back fine on computer from the disc but not in DVD player. Do I need a different type disc?


If the disc was written by your computer it would, obviously be able to read it. It may be that your pc dvd recorder takes dvd r+ discs but your dvd player reads only dvd r- discs. Google the make and model of your dvd player make and model with the word specification, or if you have the original instructions that came with it, look there for the formats it can read and obtain some of those. It is fairly straight forward really. You identified the problem correctly.

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To read a disk on a PC most new computers come shipped with a built in Disc drive, normally on the front of your PC there will be a small button that will open the Disc tray and allow you to place the disc in to play on your computer.
If you do not have a disc drive there are various external disc drives available to buy and will connect to your computer through the USB port. Try popular places like amazon.com etc to purchase the external disc drive from.

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You can follow these methods to try to isolate and resolve the problem. Use these methods in the order in which they are presented.

Method 1: Clean the disc

When you have problems with a CD or DVD drive, always check the disc first to see whether it is damaged or dirty. To clean the disc, follow these steps:

1. Remove the disc from the drive.
2. Clean the disc with a disc cleaning kit or by gently wiping the silver side of the disc from the center outward with a dry, soft, lint-free, cotton cloth.

Note Do not use a paper cloth, and do not use a circular motion to clean the disc. These can scratch the disc.
3. Reinsert the disc in the CD or DVD drive.
If the computer can read the disc, you are finished.
If the computer still cannot read the disc, go to step 4.
4. Try again to clean the disc by using a cloth dampened with water, or dampened with a commercial CD or DVD cleaning solution.
5. Dry the disc thoroughly, and then reinsert it in the CD or DVD drive.
6. If the computer can read the disc, you are finished.
If the computer still cannot read the disc, go to method 2.

Method 2: Check the disc for damage

If the disc is clean, check whether it is damaged. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Remove the disc from the drive, and then examine the disc for scratches or cracks.
2. If the disc is damaged, try another disc to see whether the CD or DVD drive can read it.
3. If the computer still cannot read a disc, there may be a problem with the drive. Go to method 3 to troubleshoot the CD or DVD drive.
If the computer can read the other disc, there is a problem with original CD or DVD. Contact the manufacturer of the damaged disc to obtain a replacement.

Method 3: Try a different disc drive

If the disc is clean and undamaged, check whether there is a problem with the drive. To do this, follow these steps:

1. If the computer has more than one disc drive, insert the disc in a different CD or DVD drive to see whether it can read the disc.
If your computer does not have more than one disc drive, you can insert the disc in a different computer.
2. If the other CD or DVD drive can read the disc, there may be a problem with your CD or DVD drive. Go to method 5.
If the other CD or DVD drive cannot read the disc, the disc may not be compatible with the drive. Go to method 4.

Method 4: Make sure that the disc is compatible with the drive

Check the following list to make sure that the disc that you are trying to use is compatible with your CD or DVD drive.

* A DVD disc is incompatible with a standard CD drive.
* A CD-RW disc is incompatible with a CD drive that does not support CD-RW discs.
* A DVD disc is incompatible with a drive that does not have a DVD logo on the front.

If the disc is compatible, go to method 5.
If the disc is incompatible, use a compatible disc or contact the vendor for a compatible replacement.

Method 5: Use Windows Update to check for updated drivers
If the disc is compatible with your CD or DVD drive, check for updated drivers that the CD or DVD drive may be missing.

Good luck

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Your computer probably wont read the disc, you may need to upload it. If you don't know how to do that I'd be happy to explain. Hope that helps.

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Try running a cleaner disc in the unit if that doesnt work try the following.

Starting at my computer... Right click on my computer icon.

Go to properties.

Then Hardware tab then go device manager. Right click on cdrom in device list. Select uninstall then reboot the computer. If this doesn't help replacing the unit will be necessary.

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The printer install disc may be faulty or your disc drive is faulty.
Insert the disc into a different computer, if it can be read then the problem is your disc drive.
If it is your disc drive, turn off your computer, open your computer and remove and reconnect the power and data cables on the "faulty" drive, switch on your computer, let it boot up and install the printer disc.
If it still cannot read the disc then you need to replace the faulty disc drive with a new one.

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