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Cd drive skipping

When i watch a movie or listen to a cd the sound and/or images are choppy. after troubleshooting and dvd/cd cleaners still have the problem. sound and video conent online are fine. inspiron e1505..what gives?

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Re: cd drive skipping

i have inspiron 6400 myself, with vista home edition installed.

your e1505 is the new version of my dell

spec and review here on e1505

I can watch movies both online and 'offline'. DVDs, mpeg, avi, and wmv format and more.

I think you have some problems with your media player or codec.

Are you using xp or vista?


why pay for software?

Posted on Dec 18, 2007

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