My Inspiron 1525 DVD player worked great, then in mid movie, I tried to turn on closed captions. Dell's MediaDirect program crashed. When I rebooted, I had really poor audio(crackly) and a bit of video skipping. I have discovered that CD now have the same audio problem. This happens for disks played in WMP, Real Player, or RoxioMP. Audio and video from non-disk(DVD & CD) sources(net, flash drive, etc.) play fine. Hardware profile says the DVD driver is fine...
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Re: poor DVD drive audio Dell Inspiron
I also have an inspiron 1525 and I once had this issue (I'm running xp pro) but I found that you need to reinstall you audio driver, here is a link to the vista driver http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=INS_PNT_PM_1525&os=WLH&osl=en&catid=&impid=
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Always be sure to close any open programs you do not need to run at that particular time. Also, close your internet connection. The reason for this is to allow the maximum amount of memory to be used by your media software.. Try this. It should work, ok? GOOD LUCK!! Lucky4lynn2
Turn off your laptop, take the dvd-rw drive out of the laptop and then reseat it back into the slot so it snaps into place. Turn the laptop back on and make sure its recognized in My computer.
If it is reocognized then try to burn again and see what happens. If it still gives you the same message, see if your drive will read regular dvd movies. If it doesn't then that means the laser is going bad and the drive will need to be replaced.
Start the system and keep tapping the F2 key when you see the Blue Dell logo. Once you are on the BIOS screen, try to eject the drive - if the drive does not work here > your drive needs a replacement. For the broken plastic panel, you can stick it with a quick stick glue if the drive ejects.