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My dell inspiron4150 notebook is my problem

The 24x cd-rw/dvd combo cannot read cd's but it can read dvd.... what should i do????

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Re: my dell inspiron4150 notebook is my problem

Trying this should sort it, if not a drive fault:- Right click My computer>properties>device manager>hardware, then on CD/DVD devices line, click '+' sign then right click on your CD drive and click uninstal. Re-start your notebook and Windows should find it again and install drivers automatically. Try a cd in see if any better. Please rate solution

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Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question /exclamation mark ? ! or a red X right click to update driver

you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd restart your computer then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard

if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer

Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders







This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.

if this fails to fix the problem

It could be a problem with the lens you could use a liquid type lens cleaner place 2-3 drops on top of a cd/dvd then run it if this fails you might try cleaning the lens it's already gone bad there is no harm in trying If you take a little risk can solve . follow the instruction: Don't panic its very simply. 1. When running your pc , open the drawer.> 2. switch off the ac power 3. remove power cable & sata or pata cable 4. remove all the screw from the back side 5. press clip to open the font panel 6. reverse the cd/dvd rw 7. just remove the cover 8. clean the optical lance 9. use a little( not much )oil place on two steel shaft 10.cover all the equipment you can fit to your pc Ifit does the same problem please change the cd/dvd rw because the lance has defected

hope this helps

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(CRX230ED) CD-RW Burner will it burn dvds?

Read/Write Speed CD-R Write:

4X, 8X, 12X, 16X CLV
24X ~ 40X P-CAV
52X CAV (turbo mode) max.

CD-RW Write:

4X, 8X, 10X, 12X CLV
16X ~ 24X CAV max.

CD Read:

52X max.

Buffer Memory

2 MB

Random Access Time

100 ms.



Sustained Transfer Rate (CD-R/RW Discs)

600 kB/s (4X CD-R/RW read/write)
1,200 kB/s (8X CD-R/RW read/write)
1,800 kB/s (12X CD-R/RW read/write)
7,800 kB/s (52X CD-R/RW read/write)

Media and Modes Supported

CD-ROM (Mode 1 & Mode 2),
CD-ROM XA (form 1 & form 2),
CD Audio,
Video CD,
CD Extra,
Packet Writing

Burst Transfer Rate

PIO Mode 4: 16.7 MB/s,
Ultra DMA Mode 2: 33.3 MB/s.

no you will need dvd rw to burn dvd's
hope it helps

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Your drive is not a DVD burner. The way you can tell is that it is called a CD-RW/DVD drive, not a CD-RW/DVD-RW drive.

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I have an Inspiron m1710 laptop and the combo cd/dvd drive is not recogninzing cds or dvds inserted into it.

Just follow the link
and also click on NOW RUN from right side box. It will automatically give you the message, well or bad.
If the problem with the lens, you should try cleaning the lens,with disk cleaner, it's already gone bad and there is no harm to take a risk to open or disassemble the dvd/cd rw,click on the bellow link

1. When running your pc, open the drawer.>
2. clean the optical lance
4. now you can fit to your pc
If it does the same problem please change the cd/dvd rw because the lance has defected.
for LAPTOPdo the 6 step
follow step 7
Hope this helps.

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