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Can play cd's but not dvd's, just a rythmic wirring sound and green activity light

Dell inspiron 6400, can play cd's on drive but when a dvd is put into drive, the green activity light flashes and there is just a rythmic wirring noise so it will not play movies?

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Hey,

just looking at the specifications, it should work with All CD's and Read Normal DVD discs, the movies that you can rent and buy from any store but it appears its a combo drive (Cd burner, and a DvD reader) It will only read DVD-rom and maybe few other things but it wont play any r or rw dvd's. It might also read already burned dvd r and rw discs but it wont read a empty one.

if it won't read any dvd's it could be a dirty lens. here's a video on the cleaning, its annoyingly loud but shows how to clean the lens with rubbing alcohol.

may want to turn the volume down in advance:

its for a ps2 but the drive is basically the same, and you would clean the lens in the same way.

let me know how that goes.
Thanks,
Ekse



Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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