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CD ROM Drive Issue

I have an dv2046 TU Hp Pavilion Laptop. I seem to have some problem with my cd rom drive. I find when I play videos or audios from the drive I experience some kind of drag in playing. It seems as if I am playing at a slower than usual speed.Should it be some problem with my reader lens??

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  • akihtravarp Feb 26, 2009

    Thanks jell587... I managed to figure it out.. I just uninstalled the device and manually re-installed it to get it back to normal.. Got no clue why that managed to solve it but am glad it did!!

  • John Elliott
    John Elliott May 11, 2010

    Is this a recent problem or have you experienced it before?

    One possible solution is to check the firmware version of the drive (and update if necessary).


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It can be different issues. It can be a lack of memory and running multiple tasks at once or perhaps the drive itself might need to be changed entirely. Give us a call at 800-595-3564 for further assistance.

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