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Dvd drive doesnt read dvds

The cd drive works fine and i can play audio discs fine, but it wont read dvds or datadiscs. what can i do?

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  • mugsie316 Jan 08, 2009

    its the drive that came with the computer and its never read any dvds.it says dvd rom on the side of the computer too.

  • Sean Osborne
    Sean Osborne May 11, 2010

    Did you buy this computer new?

  • Sean Osborne
    Sean Osborne May 11, 2010

    Is this the drive that came with the computer?

    How long has this problem been going on?

    Did this drive ever read DVDs?

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Go to the following link and download the DVD firmware update
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=651096&rpn=PTA20U&modelFilter=A2&selCategory=3&selFamily=1073768664&selModel=651096%7CPTA20U
firmware is the software that control the chip set in the device.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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