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Reads all but DVD-Help PLEASE

My dvd-rom/cd-RW (combo) drive wont read ANY DVD that i insert, he did that after a week i got it, but he failed to read the dvd and i just inserted the disk again and again intilll it recognize it but now he doesn´t even stop spinning it last 2 or so minutes to stop and it the dvd wont appear, the dire burns and read very good all kind of cds but not dvd, PLEASE help me im desperate

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  • Robert Peralta Jan 01, 2007

    as i said before it wont read any kind of dvd and i have the programs i need to play movi e dvd i know alot about compuuters so dont go with the basic it jus doesn´t recognize the dvd and its not on automatic play and i have already tried with it im interesed right now to play a data disk and is really urgent i have a lot of dvd movies around that i cant read either

  • Robert Peralta Jan 01, 2007

    i have Windows XP media center edition and it doesnt appear any error message

  • Robert Peralta Jan 02, 2007

    i cant make a test cause i have to wait till it stops spinning and when it stops it i´ll freezee like not responding (the software) i have already tried it, and i wouldn´t say progresesively cause it reads but whenerever he feels like iit and he has been sleeping for a long time now >_>

  • jaec Mar 03, 2008

    Dear Sir
    I have a External DVD writer LG does not read any DVD ,but no problem with CDs,I have downloaded a new version of frimware,but the problem still the same.
    Rashid Safieh

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    LG GCC 4320B CD-RW/DVD-ROM won't read DVDs



  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    It just won't read DVD's, no problem with CD's or music CD's who can tell me how to fix this?????

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    i have a same problem :(

  • dogdad2006 Apr 06, 2009

    my cd/dvd [player will read and play cds but not dvds.

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When you say it won?t read are you trying to play commercial DVD movies or read DVD data disks? If you're trying to play movies then you need a couple of things the first being some type of player program. Real player works as does Windows media player but usually DVD drives come with a striped down version of PowerDVD or WinDVD. If you in fact have a player installed and when a DVD is inserted in your drive it doesn't play it may not be configured to automatically play DVDs. Try opening your player program and trying to manually play your DVD. Let us know if you have any success or if you need more assisted. If you do let us know what player program and operating system you have and any error messages that may appear.

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  • tomj23 Jan 02, 2007

    You didn?t indicate your experience level or a detailed listing of what you had tested so the basics are where you generally start. I?ll now assume that you?ve already been through the basics such as making sure you can read these DVDs on another machine, cleaning the drives read/write heads and checked the Windows device manager to ensure everything there is OK.

    If the drive reads and writes CDs, used to read DVDs but got progressively worse as time went on then you may simply have a drive with defective read heads, not much you can do to fix them if that is the case. Here is a link to a free-ware program written by Nero you can use to test several major functions of your drive:http://www.onlinedown.com/detail/1245.ht... There isn?t much documentation, however, you download the file, decompress it, start the program and insert a DVD data disk in your R/W drive. Click on Run test in the upper left hand corner of the program screen, select run all tests and you?re running.

  • tomj23 Jan 19, 2007

    To be honest from what you?ve described it sounds like you drive probably has a physical problem. Considering that a new one would run (starting at $40) and how much time you?ve spent I would probably just replace it after checking the drive cables and connections (just to make sure).

    If you play a lot of DVDs you might consider buying an inexpensive DVD/CD-ROM just to play and a separate CD/DVD-R/W to do recording. I generally split the functions between two drives to speed copying and to save wear and tear on the more expensive writer.

    As far as LG goes I?m indifferent to the brand but my daughter won?t touch their electronics either.

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