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Cd\dvd drive in my PC will not read dvd's but will read cd's fine. It is a combination cd/dvd drive.

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it depends on the files on the cd ...they might require a certain software to be installed in order to be read..for example the player may not be able to read mp4 without a codec installed ..or vcd (video cd ) to need a dvd player installed or a player that supports video cd and dvd-es..Same way for other file types...or ...certain speeds being imposed on writing ..and your cd drive to be unable to read them on those speeds..

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hi

you have either one of these ..

5187-5619 = DVD-ROM/CD-RW combination drive - 48X CD-R write, 32X CD-RW rewrite, 48X CD-ROM read, 16X DVD-ROM read

EL436-69001 = 48X DVD-ROM CD-R/RW optical drive - 48X read, 32X read, 48X read, 16X max write speed

make sure you buy CDs or DVDs which are speed compatible to your optical drive or COMBO drive speeds

if you are busying compatible speed CD media, then take some compressed air (can) and clean the drive bay and inside the optical drive area, to dedust it .


go to this site and review all the related sites .. read carefully and try to figure out what the possibility (issue) is .
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documentSubCategory?tmp_rule=15887&tmp_task=solveCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=ca&lang=en&product=431075


if ALL this fails, you may have to replace the DRIVE itself

i hope this helps

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I've had a lot of luck with www.newegg.com.
Do some searching, see what fits in your price range, and read the reviews. www.tigerdirect.com is also very good. Check their return policies for restocking fees, in the event that you're not happy with your purchase.

Here are the instructions for removing and replacing your particular optical drive:
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4700/sm/parts.htm#wp1054337

Make sure you buy an IDE drive, not SATA.

Good luck! Hope this helps! If so, please leave a rating!

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hi frnd..
Just update the drive firm ware from the vendors site... tat will solve the isssue .. if it doesnt then i m sorry u have to go for a new drive...

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due to dusty environment it happens the lens gets dusty

open the dvd tray u can see that shiny eye like thing try cleaning th lens gently in round movement with a tissue paper or very soft cloth used to clean lcd screens see if it works , other wise ur DVD drive lens got weak from use now adays service centers are getting tons of them everyday for replacements

pls do rate me if i fixed what u wanted

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My drive plays DVD's but will not read CD-ROM ? it did at one time is this a setting error


DVD and CD require different spec lasers (DVD requires 1.3nm compared to 2.1nm for CD)

It seems like your CD laser is broken, although your DVD laser still works. Replace the drive, it's not too expensive.

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