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My dell pc doesnt read dvds but read cds since yesterday

My dell inspiron 530 doesn't read dvds since yesterday but it was earlier, it just running so long

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  • cza36 Feb 02, 2009

    Same problem. Audio CD works.

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. I bought the 530s in November and the DVD Rom isn't reading the disks.

  • ethelsellser Feb 15, 2009

    Mine will not read any cd, even software

  • GabiAce Mar 07, 2009

    I have the same problem and I have tried Audio Cd's and software CD's and they work, but DVD's don't.

    Someone must know that has room in his heart to help, right?

  • davidegardne Mar 28, 2009

    Some DVDs cannot be read with Inspiron 531s. CD's all work. Have tried enabling and disabling drive. Have uninstalled and reinstalled the driver to no avail.

  • blackberg Mar 31, 2009

    i have the same problem and i tried to call dell but they said that i needed my windows disc but i never recieved it from bestbuy!! so i dont think that they had a solution either. if someone here does i would love to hear it!


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Have you try 2 run audio cd on it? pls try to load audio cd on it and see if it reads.

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Brand wise you can use any brand. I use most;y Memorex and Office Depot brands, these work well for me.

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my friend this not about drivers.
laser head (which read discs) is weaken.
in common way you should change your DVD drive completely.
but i learn you a great way and this way isn't dangerous.
in this way you only clean laser do these works:
1- open PC's case and evolve DVD drive completely from The Case.
2- open DVD drive's screw's and try to find a small & shiny piece (laser head) (it is like Diamond!).
3- rub slowly on that shiny piece with a piece of cotton stained but some alcohol.
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