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DVD player My Dell inspiron will play audio cd's and the computer automatically recognises there is a cd in the drive. With DVD's it's as though they don't exist and when i open Windows media centre, windows media player quicktime or any other DVD playing programme it just asks me to insert a disc. What's going on? please help, im a poor student and i need to watch scrubs!

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Could be upper or lower filter. try filtercheck 4.6 to remove them.

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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I had a similar prob with my inspiron, except that mine could only play/burn dvds. i had to get a replacement drive which dell sent out to me free of charge.
hope this helps.

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This is dvd drive problem
clean your dvd lens and restart and check it

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