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Philips drive: SPD2415BD, drive w/n read any cd's, reads dvd's just fine. Drive was just opened and installed

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TRy updating the driver first.

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Ok i asked before if my drive will burn both dvd and cd. the answer was yes. but when i installed the drive and ran my dvd creator program. it said this drive is dvd read only.


Hi mikey7420 ,


The drive name itself is the clue to know whether it can burn dvds or not.

  • In your case it's a CD-RW (read and write or rewritable) and DVD-ROM (Read only memory and not read and write or rewritable as in the case of CD)
  • Perhaps the one who told you did not understand your question properly , and understood it , in the sense that it can read CDs as well as DVDs , as far as Dvd-ROM drives are concerned many shopkeepers who are especially new working in the shop just make a guess and answer our question which could lead to this misunderstanding or incorrect information being passed on.
  • So the next time you buy a DVD drive which should have a read and write functionality as well , then look up for a CD_RW,DVD-RW drive.
  • Also remember that DVD-RW drive can by default read and write CDs as well , but it's not true for CD drives..
  • So usually a DVD-RW drive can read and write Cds as well as DVDs but a CD-RW drive can either read or read and write a DVD depending on whether it's a DVD-ROM or DVD-RW.
Hope this helps.

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My D drive (CD-RW) plays audio cds just fine but doesn't read DVDs (Movies). What's causing this problem? I own a dell dimension 4400 desktop. Thanks


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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Dvd and cd burner problems


why can't i burn a dvd or cd on my used dvd rewritable drive the destination drive won't show my dvd burner?

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Dvd ,cd worn't work


the driver should allready be installed with windows

What type of problem are you having with the drive?

Does the drive read CD's but not DVD's or niether one?

Did the drive work fine and suddenly stop reading just DVD's but still reads CD's most of the time?

Or is this a new drive that hasn't worked at all yet?

for CD use the driver should allready be installed with windows and almost never needs to be installed seperately

for DVD playback in windows XP you will need to install some sort of DVD driver into the system like power dvd or windvd or you can download DVD support for windows media player here : http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/plugins.aspx#DVDDecoder

But I would need answers to some or at least one of the following questions before being able to help any further

1. What type of problem are you having with the drive?
2. Does the drive read CD's but not DVD's or niether one?
3. Did the drive work fine and suddenly stop reading just DVD's but still reads CD's most of the time?
4. Or is this a new drive that hasn't worked at all yet?
5. What operating system are you using?

I hope this info helps (please let me know if it does not)

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DVD/RW drive


hi, it seems ur DVD drive is little bit aged. or sometime it happens that, after an overburn it stops reading cd. any way it is possible to repair the drive in either case, or go for a new one.

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Spd2415bd...installed, then my computer says that the new hardware (cd/dvd drive) along with my existing dvd player drive are gone. its not under device manager or my computer.. both drives do a read...


You may have to get a new bios file. To do this you will need to find the newest bios version for your motherboard. Download it, copy it to a bootable floppy and "flash" your bios.

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my combo drive also not reading dvd :(

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Dvd writer doesn't read or burn dvd/ but only read CD-R plz reply to ka_s5@hotmail.com


have you installed the softwares to burn DV/CDs? maybe you hadn't installed the softwares yet. normally samsung uses NERO. check the installation kits.

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It's common problem with combo drives in notebooks, they don't seem to last long. Try this:- Go to my computer>properties>hardware>device manager and look down the list for your cd/dvd drives and click the '+' sign then highlight your dvd drive and right click to delete. Restart the pc and windows will find the drive again automatically and install the drivers. If the problem persists the laser is faulty in the drive and the drive will need to be replaced.

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