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Hi,
Dvd drives are set up in the bios, so re-boot the pc and go into the bios, that is usually accessible by pressing the F2 key when the computer boots.

Once in the bios check and see if the dvd rom is found there.

If not then there is a hardware fault.

If it is then presumably the windows xp or vista has a problem.Try runnnig a system restore if the problem has started a few days back
You can use the following link to help you pin point the issue
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Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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Hello!

Just change the drive it means the lens has become week or if someone can change the lens for u it will save some money and u will not buy a new drive .

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You need to replace you dvd/cd drive with a new one

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SOURCE: DVD drive cannot recognize DVD disk, but can read other CDs

I'm assuming you have tried a different dvd also and no joy, but it may need a lens clean or it is unable to read dvd anymore as the tracks are closer together than a cd and the alignment of the laser is faulty. Notebook roms are replaceable but only mainly from your notebook manufacturer. You could also use an external dvd writer via usb, although this then doesn't make your notebook as portable, if you need to read a dvd disc.

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SOURCE: Dell laptop won't play DVDs

I think I have it ! The media direct button played a DVD for me contrary to my interpretation of the screen message that came up .

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SOURCE: my dell d610 laptop cd/dvd drive not working

the drive has one lens, that works for both cd's and dvd's. when it reads a dvd it uses a higher light frequency, however when reading a cd it will use a lower light frequency. the lens is most likely dirty, which is why the high frequency light aka dvd is working but not the low frequency light aka cd. a specialized lens cleaning cd may be needed. or if you want to do it manually open the drive exposing the lens, then get a q-tip and some rubbing alchohol. dip the q-tip in the rubbing alchohol and rub the lens gently in a circlular motion. then turn the q-tip over to the dry side and do the same to dry it. thank you for using fixya!

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