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Dvd/cd rom drive doesn't read dual layer?

I have acer travelmate 2414 and it has a combo drive it says on the drive DVD+R DL so this means it should read dual layer disc but it isn't can some please help me.

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Re: Dvd/cd rom drive doesn't read dual layer?

Tr updating the drivers or if you trying to watch dvd etc make sure you have dvd rom loaded into your machine then you drive should work. a program such as power dvd will take care of this problem for you and even though you may not wantto use this program to watch dvds by having it installed you will be able to use your reader writer to its full potential, hope this helps please rate me

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Re: Dvd/cd rom drive doesn't read dual layer?

It also possible that the DVD drive software is corrupted or the CD drive it is having a hardware malfunction hope this helps

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My DVD player and CD burner is no longer reading DVD I can do the model it is a SONY CRX835E.


Are you sure that this dvd-rom can support the DVD media you are using?

There DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD+R and DL (Dual Layer) DVD formats now, not all of which might be supported by older combo drives like yours.

Also try a DVD Lens Cleaner disc to clear any dust, grime and dirt from the DVD Lens.

Check if the DVD you are trying has region limitations in conflict with the region settings in your Video Decoder program (such as PowerDVD, WinDVD etc,n s.). If so, you can sometimes change the region settings a limited number of times in the Tools option of your Video Decoder.

Try downloading and installing firmware updates from the Sony Support site.

make sure Autorun is not disabled in your settings.

My computer > right click on DVD icon > Autorun > set as the Default Setting for all similar file/media types.

I hope this helps.

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My cd rom is not reading or even showen

try to clean it with cd cleaner. after that try your known good cd maybe its just the cd/dvd that has the problem. if still doesn't work try using cd first then dvd. because some combo drive fail to read cd but can read dvd or vice versa. also check for the cd or dvd speed, type and class.

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I have a HP model dvd1040i-H16 Super Muti DVD Writer Man.Date april 2007.I'm trying to install in a Dell GX 260 is this player a IDIE Cable or Sata?I don't think Dell supports Sata is there some way to...

Should be IDE cable...IDE interface according to the specs. You computer has IDE connections so the drive should work.
Product Specification Model HP DVD1040i Lightscribe 20X DVD Burner/Black/Retail Manufacturer HP Mfr Part # DVD1040i Buffer 2MB Interface IDE
  • Internal DVD ±R/±RW drive with DVD±R up to 20X, double-layer recording, DVD-RAM, and LightScribe direct disc labeling
  • Software CD including electronic user's guide
  • Quick-Start placemat
  • Getting Help guide
  • Installation screws
  • Nero 7 Essentials
Data Transfer Rate (Read)
  • DVD-ROM up to 16X (CAV)
  • CD-ROM up to 48x (CAV)
  • Data Transfer Rate (Write)
  • DVD+R up to 20X (CAV)
  • DVD+RW up to 8X (ZCLV)
  • DVD-R up to 20X (CAV)
  • DVD-RW up to 6X (ZCLV)
  • DVD+R Double Layer up to 8X (ZCLV)
  • DVD-R Dual Layer up to 8X (CLV)
  • DVD-RAM up to 12X (PCAV)
  • CD-R up to 48x (CAV)
  • CD-RW up to 32x (ZCAV)
  • Access time
  • DVD 160 ms
  • CD 160 ms (typical)
  • Supported Disc
  • CD Text, CD Extra, CD-DA (audio), CD-I, CD-ROM XA, Photo CD, Video CD, CD-ROM
  • OS requirement
  • Windows 2000 Professional SP4
  • Windows XP Home edition
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Warranty 1 Year Weight 3.3 lbs

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    Samsung dvd rw with octo edge dvd rom says burning failed for dual layer disc

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    If you have a "combo" drive, it doesn't burn any DVDs.

    First, has the burner ever burned dual-layer DVD's successfully?
    Radio Shack has a laser cleaner ($13). Read & follow the directions. It is an audio CD with a row of brushes. No chemicals involved.

    Use Verbatim DVD's, they are the best. Samsung is also a top brand.

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    Can't read all kind of dvd..

    hi,, there are different kinds of DVDs ,, some are DVD+R , DVD-R ,,and dual layered dvds so.. please check the details for support of dvd , cd drive...

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    LG GCA-4080N internal drive

    It seems that what you have is a combo drive only :(
    it only recognize DVD reading. no matter what driver you used. need to buy a dvd writer/ that said can write dvd.

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    NOTE: Some of the optical drives listed may not be supported by your computer. The listed drives are not necessarily all of the supported optical drives.

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    DVD R not working properly

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    I`m having a problem with my Acer Travel Mate 2200 laptop

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