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HP laptop DVD Problems.

When I insert a DVD into my HP laptop, it cannot read it. It says there is no disk entered. It used to work, just one day it just stopped working. It reads some DVD's, but others it won't. It is so weird. And the DVD is clean, and spot free.

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  • govideodfw May 07, 2009

    I have the same problem. My toshiba dvd drive will not play the dvd movies but it will play data dvd. When I load in a disk it does recognize the DVD title and windows media player launches and runs but the screen is blank and the video is not playing. Any suggestions would be good. Thank

  • Peter Steiert
    Peter Steiert May 11, 2010

    This might be a problem with the laser that reads discs inserted into the drive. Either it is dirty (you can't clean it) or broken. It is my personal opinion that it's easier to replace the DVD drive than it is to repair it.

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Are the DVDs youre having problems playing movies? If so the decoder may be missing. Confirm for us if the disks youre having trouble with are movies. Data DVDs should play with or without a decoder. Programs such as PowerDVD should solve your problem if this is the case.

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