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I have a HP 740 dvd drive.I put in blank dvd-r or rw and it wont read...also I put in rw with data already on it..it wont read??

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  • rjgelect Oct 09, 2009

    yes it does show dvd rom yes it spins and light blinks...then it just stops.... I think I might have fixed the problem...I went anhead and updated adobe flash player...and after that it read one of my dvd-rw disc I had some pic files on?? not sure why flash would make a difference?

  • rjgelect Oct 09, 2009

    also what just happened, with-out a dvd in the drive , if you click on my computer and see the drive labled as dvd, once you put a dvd in the drive it reads cd drive?

  • ikkenom May 11, 2010

    If you open 'My Computer', does it show 'D:' as being a 'DVD-ROM' drive? If you insert a disk, and close the drawer, do you hear/feel the disk start to spin?

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Rjgelect --

Have you tried cleaning your optics lately? Especially if you have burned alot of disks in the past, this is a common problem... try using a cotton swab with a LIGHT amount of rubbing alcohol, "rolling" GENTLY across the lens while rotating the swab in the opposite direction you are cleaning... should do the trick :) Also, use the other end of the swab to clean around the tray itself (try avoid using an aerosol can/spray, as this will just blow dust into the unit, which just prolongs the inevitable "dust on the lens" issue.

If this doesn't work, please post a comment to this thread, and I will be happy to assist you further!

Hope this helps!

-- RT

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