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Disk skipping, slowing down problem

Hi, I've tried using DVD lens cleaner for my DVD combo drive. Still didn't work. Played all my DVD's, still skips. Are there any other solution that can be suggested to have my DVD combo drive fixed?

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Re: Disk skipping, slowing down problem

Check your DVD's for scratches and try one that does not have any marks or fingerprints. If it still skips try removing and reinstalling the DVD driver. My guess is that the drive is out of alignment. Most drives have a tiny screw on the underside of the lens mechanism that you can align the drive with. You will need a really small screw driver. Do a search on google for aligning DVD's. You have to only turn the screw a tiny tiny amount because you can make the drive unusable. This is a last resort because a mistake can ruin the drive.

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2) Disk issue, if just one disk doesn't play, then its a disk issue or data issue. Assuming the disk is clean and not scratched. Does the Disk have the correct country coding for your region. If not then you have to change the region setting on your DVD player

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3) Media player, your current media player may not have the correct codecs to decodes the video files on this disk. Go to download and install VLC media player. This will play about anything and its free.

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If disk is not rotating, probably that the lens stopped reading and thus it stopped.

Can you do lens cleaning? If you have a lens cleaner, you can go and use it. Also, does the problem goes on even if you use other disks?

If the CD lens cleaner does not work, you might want to clean your lens manually by opening the cdrom and unscrewing the part that covers the lens. Get a soft cotton earbud damped in alcohol and rub gently on the lens. Then try playing those discs again.

If problem still persist, please let me know so that I could suggest other solutions.


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In that case you will hear disk spinning, whirring and clicking, but the TOC (table of content track at start of CD/DVD will not be read, therefore the error.

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rectified it nd it s running smoothly
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if no then reinstall u r OS and change the cables this will help yiou man

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You can try to clean the lens with some lens cleaners that are available almost anywhere. But it's most likely that the DVD laser is no longer working. (there are different lasers for DVD and CD just to let you know...) With DVD combo drives going down so fast in price, it might be better to just upgrade to a DVD combo lightscribe burner. (I paid $40 for one last week)

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