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Dvd's do not play in presario cq56

My laptop do not play any dvd's It ask if you want to play dvd by using windows media player,if click on play error message is that media player cant read dvd and i have to adjust screen resolution wat it still dont work It play music cd's 100%

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Try another Media Player, it may be the File Format. Try this freeware Media Player, VLC, 32 or 64bit?, found here along with Real Player Media Player: You can find many freeware/shareware programs here:

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It sounds like you need to replace the DVD Rom itself.
They do go bad without warning.
A DVD Rom is not that expensive and should take about 5 min to replace rather easy job.
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Make sure all your hardware is connected properly.

Format your HDD in NTFS.

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SOURCE: Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX shows a blank screen on boot, but runs perfect on external display

Yes! it is the inverter board or the backlight behind the display that is the issue.

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Hi toiyoshi7,
I see that most of your dvd's won't work on your Lenovo Y510, Please see steps below.
  • First I want to ask have you tried your Dvd's on another system if it works or not?
  • If the dvd's play on another system then you can try to check the settings of your Optical Drive.
  • Click start then My Computer if you have XP or Computer if you have Vista or Win7.
  • In My Computer or Computer right click on your Dvd drive.
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