I had the same problem,believe it or not i gently tap the side of machine several times and seem to have done the trick.It seem that optical reader was stuck and the gently tap freed it up,i believe this is the clicking you heard maybe trying to free it self.by the way i get the message that there was no disc present to read.Also the plug in hole for the power unit was loose and jiggly,I had to jiggle it around to the right spot for it to work.I hope this helps a few folks with power problem as well,one more thing about the battery thing you should understand they have memory and should be ran down completly before recharging.
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try playing a disc that you know it has played before. if it does play other dvds then your problen is that it cant read the format in wic dat specific disc u are inserting in there. if it doesnt ready any dvds then insert a music disc in there, if it does play it then u got to change the lens. there is also the possibility then the motor spinning the disc might have gone bad as well so when changing the lens, it is advisable to change the whole lens mechanism.
* your "optical" device can only read CDs, not DVDs;
* it should read DVDs, but something is "dead", and the device is not performing as it should
* you need to install software to "play" a DVD-movie.
Define "will not accept" -- can you hear the drive spin the disc?
Does any program "auto-start" on your computer, when a DVD disk is inserted?
Region Code is concidered when you play any DVD movie directly from the Drive.
Like you insert any Video DVD in the Drive and right click on it and play directly where the Region Code comes into Picture.
You will be able to change the video code 4 times to use Video DVDs of different regions. However, the fifth time, what ever the DVD you use, the Drive will be locked to that region.
We need to check whether your Notebook is able to detected the DVD Drive or not.
Follow the steps listed below to check it :
Insert any DVD which you used earlier like a Data Disk or Video Disk in the DVD Drive of the Notebook and close the tray.
Now, go to My Computer and right click on the DVD Drive of the Notebook and select Open or Explore.
If you are able to see the content of the DVD / CD, the Notebook is able to detect DVDs.
I recommend you to copy the video files in the DVD into the Hard Drive and play them since this will reduce the noise generated by the DVD Drive while playing video from DVD and also its life time will be increased.
You need to copy the Video_ts folder which contains the video files in Video DVDs.
When you say it won?t read are you trying to play commercial DVD movies or read DVD data disks?
If you're trying to play movies then you need a couple of things the first being some type of player program. Real player works as does Windows media player but usually DVD drives come with a striped down version of PowerDVD or WinDVD.
If you in fact have a player installed and when a DVD is inserted in your drive it doesn't play it may not be configured to automatically play DVDs. Try opening your player program and trying to manually play your DVD.
Let us know if you have any success or if you need more assisted. If you do let us know what player program and operating system you have and any error messages that may appear.