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Dvd not recognised but plays cd

I have sony dvd rw dru 190a. it does not play dvd's at all. it can play cd's normally.. can sum1 help me out with this

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  • wombomatt May 11, 2010

    try installing the drivers that came with the drive or download them from the manufacturers website and/or restart your computer with nothing in the drive

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Check wheather it is a DVD-RW or just a CD-RW.

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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Well, we experienced the same problem, have you tried cleaning on the lens, if you already tried doing it, try to upgrade its firmware, if this not work, buy a new one this time not a sony, tnx.

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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