Question about Dell Latitude C400 Notebook

1 Answer

Cd/dvd rom cd not working

On my external CD/DVD rom DVD disks work OK but CDs do not. ROM does not see the CD. I tried many CDs. Previousely used to work with CDs OK. Once in a while a CD works, but 99 % - not. Even the same CD. Any ideas/ solutions?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 150 Answers

I would first suggest to clean the drive with a cleaning disc, can be purchased at any electronics store, it's a cd with microfober brushes on it that cleans the drive as this disc spins.

Posted on Sep 24, 2007

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

CD Rom will Burn CDs But not DVD's. Tried 3 burn


Change your DVD recorder. The DVD's have 2 lassers, one red for CD & 1 Lila for DVD, both are sinchronized on the same lens but is diferent lasser. DVD lasser is wrong, dead, do you need other DVD unit.

Mar 10, 2010 | Dell (1G055) CD-RW/DVD-ROM (Combo) Burner

1 Answer

I have bought a Super slim external USB portable 24x CD-ROM for my Dell notebook. I can't get DVD's to play on it. The laptop recognises the removable device but there is no option to play the disc. Can...


CD ROM drive will play only 700 mb CD disks(normal CDs)...and not play DVD disks...u need DVD ROM drive to play DVDs....there is a big difference among both in it's function.
a DVD drive "may" play both DVDs and CDs....
but
a CD drive will "only" play CDs

Feb 18, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My hp laptop cd rom is not detecting the cds. i want to formate my laptop.


Hi there, do not format now. Just try these.
Run the driver disk & install the CD/DVD driver. After finish the setup restart your pc or laptop. Hope that time your CD rom detecting the cds. But make sure, that your rom is working. Because if the cd rom is damaged then after formatting you can't install the operating system. May be your cd rom lens is damaged & that's why he can't read the cds or dvds. I suggest you Visit a service center & check the cd rom only. If you able to view the cd rom driver in side the my computer then, i am sure your vd rom lens is damaged.
Thanks & waiting for your feedback.

Feb 14, 2010 | HP Compaq nx6110 PC Laptop

1 Answer

Trying to install XP when disk selection comes up it reads, "Unkown disk. There is not disk in this drive". NOt sure what that means.


your drive is not being read,
have you set BIOS to boot from CD ROM,
is your CD ROM working,
is your XP CD working

Do the following
1 go to BIOS and re-set to BOOT from CD ROM
2 use another copy of XP/Win98/Vista etc to verify if CR ROM is reading the CDs else...
if you doubt CD ROM drive has a problem....
3 use a USB external CD ROM, and to do that u need to re-set the BIOS to boot from USB CD ROM

Dec 07, 2009 | IO Magic Corporation GigaBank (I250HD35)...

1 Answer

PC will not read CD's on DVD drives


my acer 4520 cd rom is not working well when i press cd roms butten its not *** out & also in my computer its tht cd rom icon is not showing so plz give me the solution asap....

Jun 23, 2009 | Acer (91.AB264.001) CD-ROM Drive

1 Answer

I purchased a CD-Rom advertised on Amazon as compatible with Asuseeepc and I wanted it for use with the DVD support disc. It works fine with cds but does not recognize dvds when inserted. I have been


A CD-Rom will only recognize CD's. It must be a DVD-ROM to recognize DVD's. DVD-ROM will recognize CD's ,but not the other way around. No drivers needed for thes, they are plug and play.

Char S.

May 20, 2009 | Teac PortaCD 224PE External 24x CD-ROM...

2 Answers

DELL laptop does not read blank DVDs


the combo drive you listed above is a cd-rw/ DVD-ROM....meaning that it will play and burn cd, cd-r, and cd-rw disks. the dvd rom will only be able to play dvd-rom and dvd-r disks providing they are in the proper format. check that the disk in question is not a dvd-rw or (+2) disk. the drive will not recognize that a disk is in the drive if the disk isnt compatable. try a dvd movie, if that works then a dvd-r, if that works then try a dvd-rw +1. if the last option doesnt work then you will have to stick with the dvd-rom and dvd-r, or purchase a dvd-rw drive to install.

GOOD LUCK AND DONT FORGET TO RATE MY POST!! :D

Mar 18, 2009 | Sony CRX835E CD-RW/DVD-ROM (Combo) Burner

2 Answers

Why my [sony cd rw dvd rom] will not detect a blank dvd disk


If you have the sony CD RW DVD ROM then you can't burn the data in a blank DVD.

Because your Configuration is :
Read : CD / DVD
Write : CD

This means you have a combo drive. But to burn a DVD you should have DVD RW.




Mar 09, 2009 | Sony CRX320EE CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive

2 Answers

DVD ROM


Have you tried using a lense cleaner disk?

Can you hear the disk spinning at all?

Is the problem with both cd and dvds?

What kid of disk are you trying to play? Some dvd roms will not read dvdrw disks.

Dec 28, 2007 | Dell Inspiron 2200 PC Notebook

1 Answer

CD/DVD rom. CD part - does not work


Inside your DVD rom is two heads I believe they are diamond both do the same things which is to read them. The CD head is poked (Broken). Try cleaning it with the proper solution. If its no go then the latter I am afraid stands!.

Sep 24, 2007 | Dell Latitude C400 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell Latitude C400 Notebook Logo

Related Topics:

152 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18425 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

mukhtar21 shaikh
mukhtar21 shaikh

Level 3 Expert

2022 Answers

Are you a Dell Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...