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Cd dvd rom not working

Dvd cdrom problems


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  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2008

    dvd-rom does not recognize the cd

  • witada Dec 07, 2008

    I have Dell Inspiron 530 desktop, about a month ago for whatever reason system stopped recognizing DVDs in the drive. It still sees CDs and plays them, but doesn't see any more DVDs. When I pop in any DVD, computer tells me there is no disk in the drive, and to insert one, but it is physically there.!!!

  • imbj Feb 09, 2009

    I have a Dell Inspiron 1200. All of a sudden my dvd/cd-rom is not working. You can hear it spinning, but then it stops & nothing. Can someone tell me what the possible prob is?



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  1. when iam trying to play it showshing empty dvd

Posted on Jan 19, 2008

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  • My system detects the presence of a CD Drive but it can't read any type of disk.It was a DvD rom.
  • Showing a message when we click on the drive that "the request could not be performed due to i/o device error.
  • How can i solve this problem ?

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Erm like what?

Posted on Oct 12, 2007

  • Gareth Cockram
    Gareth Cockram Oct 12, 2007

    drive has possibly failed, or it could be a dirty lens, (cd lens cleaner)


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SOURCE: CD-ROM drive doesn't acknowledge DVD-ROM, what's wrong?

CD-ROMs dont play dvd becuase they are not designed to read dvd.

If a dvd drive for your model is not available, you can buy an external usb dvd drive.
That should solve your problem

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