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Issues with DVD Rom Drive

I have a Gateway MX6445 Notebook with a Philips DVD+RW SDVD8820 drive. When I play DVDs the picture is slow, jumpy, and sort of digitized from frame to frame. The sound is also jumpy and seems to echo. I have also noticed that it takes a lot longer to "rip" music from a CD. This behavior is the same no matter what programs I use to view DVDs or rip music and I can play video I have stored on my hard drive with no problems.

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  • DI123 Feb 01, 2008

    I have the same problem, again--same Gateway MX6445 notebook--same Philips DVD+RW SDVD 8820 Rom Drive. My notebook is under warranty, and I have had the DVD player replaced twice already. I usually have the problem after transporting my notebook in a backpack. When I insert a DVD or CD the drive tries to play the disc but fails after several minutes of making strange noises. Maybe these particular drives are extremely sensitive to the normal jostling during transport; maybe just a coincidence. Any advice/comments appreciated.

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Mine did that too but for whatever reason when I did a system restore back to a time when it didn't do that... it worked.

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