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It's a two part laser ( cd / dvd) the dvd portion has gone out. You can try cleaning the lens but usually the drive needs to be replaced to correct the problem.

You could also try flashing the drive's firmware.

What model is your computer?

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I have had this for a long time, but i want to reinstall the driver because its not accepting dvds anymore


Hi,

The MS-8148 is a CD-ROM drive, it can only read CDs and not DVDs.

On a DVD the information is packed much more tightly and needs a different kind of laser to read it. This is why a CD-ROM drive cannot read a DVD disc.

Please rate my answer if this helps.

Regards,

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CAN I READ DVD?


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try to download some path file from the net for the motherboard then this may solve the dvd problem or you may have to change dvd drive

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Does it play cd and dvds


You can only play CDs of all kinds (CD +/- R, cdrw, etc.) but you will not be able to play any DVDs. It will not detect any DVD disc.

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I have bought a Super slim external USB portable 24x CD-ROM for my Dell notebook. I can't get DVD's to play on it. The laptop recognises the removable device but there is no option to play the disc. Can...


CD ROM drive will play only 700 mb CD disks(normal CDs)...and not play DVD disks...u need DVD ROM drive to play DVDs....there is a big difference among both in it's function.
a DVD drive "may" play both DVDs and CDs....
but
a CD drive will "only" play CDs

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My cd drive will read cds but not dvds i try to istall somethig it wont work


Hi dkush29306,

while the other two posters have pointed out the obvious, that CDROM drives only read CDs, and that you need a DVD drive to read DVDs, i would like to add something to this.

I will asume you have a CDROM COMBO Drive, that *should* play CDRs and DVDs.

if you find it does spin CDs up and read them, but not DVDs then i might be able to offer some suggestions.

firstly, make sure there is no software conflicts (like two CD Writing softwares trying to use the CD Drive at the same time.. ). you shouldnt have to worry about drivers for the CDROM, as the default OS ones should suffice. but they may be corrupt. you could goto Device Manager if you are on Windows, and uninstall and reinstall the driver for the CDROM. it should find it automatically in the install wizard.

ok at this point i don't see how software could cause any other issue , so we should look at it being a hardware issue:

if you have the ability, try changing the IDE Ribbon Cable that connects the CDROM to the Motherboard. if that doesnt work, try changing which plug in the IDE cable the CDROM plugs into. these plugs usually have a blue plug at one end (motherboard end), and there is two plugs at the other end, or master and slave. keep the jumper pin on the CDROM set to Cable Select, so you dont need to change it to slave, when its plugged into the slave port, or master pin if set to the master port.

finally, if none of that helps (and it probably won't ) you might find that the actual fault is due to the laser in the CDROM not focusing tightly enough and therefore cannot read the data on a DVD ROM because of this. the only way to tell if this is ok or not, is to plug it into another computer and see if it can read DVDs.

you might just be better off spending 20-50$ and buying a new CDROM Combo drive from your local computer hardware store.

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Dell latitude c640 laptop with cd dvd drive wont play dvd


Check the front of the drive for a DVD logo - if it doesn't have the logo, then it can't read or play DVDs.
If the DVD logo is present on the drive, then you still need a program with Windows in order to play back a DVD video. I'd probably use something along the line of WinDVD from Corel (previously InterVideo).
Good luck, and please rate this answer if you feel it has helped you!!

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Acer Internal DVD RW Drive not working for "written" dvds.


The quality of the writable CD can make a big difference, and maybe run a CD driver cleaner as well.

Another thing to try is to write the CD at a lower speed, not the driver maximum, this can help with less quality CDs as well.

Jules

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Is cd-rom and dvd-rom different?


CDROM drives can only read CDs while
DVDROM drives can read both CDs and DVDs

If you need further clarification please do contact me.

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