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Using dvd drive makes makes sounds

When I use my dvd drive the sound in the speakers is distorted, kind of jumps every few seconds. I can copy Cds on to my computer, while its copying it distorts sound but the I can play the music fine through media player, so I don't think it is a problem with the actual drive but more a system or sound card problem.

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Re: Using dvd drive makes makes sounds

There is nothing wrong with your laptop. If you are copying a cd and trying to play music at the same time, you are pushing the processor power of your laptop or low on memory. When copying a cd it should rip it without sound to your hardrive, so i assume that your are playing music from your hardrive as well as ripping and this model of laptop i think comes standard with a 1.3ghz processor with 512mb of memory, which can easily be drained when ripping or burning.

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You may experience stutter, echo, or distorted sound if the hardware acceleration is not set correctly. To experience good audio quality, adjust the hardware acceleration slider for speaker in the Device Manger by following these steps:

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