Question about Dell Inspiron™ E1505 PC Notebook
New laptop, I insert a music CD in the DVD/CD Drive and Nothing happens......I can listen to music I find online, but can't listen to actual CD's with this laptop. I've only had the laptop one month.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: cd drive skipping
i have inspiron 6400 myself, with vista home edition installed.
your e1505 is the new version of my dell
spec and review here on e1505 http://blog.miguelovitch.dk/2007/12/18/dell-inspiron-e1505-replace-6400/
I can watch movies both online and 'offline'. DVDs, mpeg, avi, and wmv format and more.
I think you have some problems with your media player or codec.
Are you using xp or vista?
why pay for software?
Posted on Dec 18, 2007
the drive has one lens, that works for both cd's and dvd's. when it reads a dvd it uses a higher light frequency, however when reading a cd it will use a lower light frequency. the lens is most likely dirty, which is why the high frequency light aka dvd is working but not the low frequency light aka cd. a specialized lens cleaning cd may be needed. or if you want to do it manually open the drive exposing the lens, then get a q-tip and some rubbing alchohol. dip the q-tip in the rubbing alchohol and rub the lens gently in a circlular motion. then turn the q-tip over to the dry side and do the same to dry it. thank you for using fixya!
Posted on May 04, 2009
DVD43 is freeware and does not get updated very often. Although, there has been at least one update recently according to the threads I could find. I would try updating to the most current driver for DVD43 and see if that fixes the problem. If not try to remove the program again once the drivers have been updated. Some times a program will not remove through regular means when something in the program is corrupt. Hope this helps...
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
If you do not see it when you explore it is driver issue. Some how drivers got removed or got corrupted.If you go to device manager you should see you CD/DVD drive and all you have to do is right click on it and click uninstall and cofirm. Once done restart and it will reinstall the driver by it self. Give it few minutes. If it is not in device manager then you need to go to dell's site and download latest drivers.
Posted on Jan 11, 2010
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