Question about Toshiba Tecra A2 Notebook

1 Answer

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?

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • 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?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,605 Answers

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

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ870QJ ATA will not recognise an audio cd


i tried this and it worked when nothing else would.
http://sites.google.com/site/matshdvdfix/

Feb 21, 2010 | Acer Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My laptop wont read cds or dvds


Check with a bootable OS disc.
If it reads then repair the os

If the same issue is there, go for the replacement of Optical drive

Aug 27, 2009 | Pioneer Slim 4x ATAPI (DVRK12RA)...

1 Answer

Blu ray wont play


That machne does not have a bluray drive & that is the simple reason why you can not play a blu ray disc. This is what your drive supports.
Plays Standard or multiregion DVD's & Audio CD's. Records DVDs 8x & CDs 24x & Dual Layer Super Multi. No Bluray or HD DVD,

If you were sold the machine as a bluray laptop then take it back & demand your refund.

Aug 02, 2009 | Acer Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Cdrom doesnt recognise blank dvd. error message


Its only cd writer burner and can only that it can read dvd disc also. That is why its called combo. But burning blank dvd it can't. But if you want buy some dvdburner too.

Apr 19, 2009 | Memorex (32023244) CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo...

1 Answer

Will Write DVD's and CD's. Will Read CD's, Data Discs. Will NOT READ DVD's.


clean it throughly and hope for the best , usually when it wont read certain things it means its worn out, i had to replace my lite On last spring it only read 60% of dvds i put in

Apr 13, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

DVD drive reads DVDs but not CDs


DVD drive reads DVDs but not CDs

Sep 28, 2008 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

The cd drive does not recognize any discs


That is not a DVD drive, it is a CD-ROM drive. It can not play DVDs.

Jan 20, 2008 | Panasonic CD FOR TOUGHBOOK (cf-vcd721w)...

1 Answer

Playing PC DVD roms problem


Dvd drives can read from both DVD and CD however due to technological limitations most DVD-ROM or RAM read up to slightly higher speeds for CDs than DVDs.

When burning DVDs professional companies that make prerecorded disks burn their disk at low speeds in an effort to achieve both compatibility and low errors, that is the reason their DVDs play on most DVD-ROMs. However DVDs me and you burn at home and work at high speeds are prone to errors and incompatibility with low reading speed drives.

As a result if your DVD-ROM has a low maximum reading speed then it can only read those prerecorded DVDs and only DVDs recorded at low speeds provided thre are not scratched.

I believe you managed to read those DVD movies if they were pre recorded.

Nov 29, 2007 | LG (GCC-4522BI) CD-RW/DVD-ROM (Combo)...

1 Answer

DVD rom drive


It sounds like the drive itself is faulty. Since you've reformatted, it obviously isn't a software problem. CDs and DVDs are read by two different lasers so its not uncommon for one disc not to be read yet the other is just fine which seems to be the case. A new one can be purchased for under $40. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010100005+1036508690&name=Slim+Combo+Drive

Jun 23, 2007 | Toshiba Satellite A135 Notebook

3 Answers

DVD problem


Have you tried several DVDs? Maybe it doesn't read some types of DVDs.

Mar 21, 2007 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Toshiba Tecra A2 Notebook Logo

228 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toshiba Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18381 Answers

k24674

Level 3 Expert

7993 Answers

Are you a Toshiba Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...