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DVD ROM When I place items in the DVD Rom it is not recognized

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  • skybluepink Sep 23, 2008

    My laptop reads DVDS only. I can not run a cd rom cleaner because well frankly it doesnt read it. I can't use music cds, or data discs.

  • jessica_came Nov 10, 2008

    My laptop will not read DVDs or CDs. The green light flashes a few times and then turns black when I place a disk in the CD ROM. It has worked, just fine, in the past.

  • raj_orafin Nov 25, 2008

    DVD ROM is not opening to play DVD/CD and green light is continuously blowing in Dell Inspiron 2200 laptop.

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    Wont recognize DVD disc but OK with CD's. No sound of DVD spinning at all.



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I cant use a lense cleaner disk. It doesnt read it. I can hear the disk spinnging. I'm having a problem with data cds and music cds. DVDs however work.

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Have you tried using a lense cleaner disk?

Can you hear the disk spinning at all?

Is the problem with both cd and dvds?

What kid of disk are you trying to play? Some dvd roms will not read dvdrw disks.

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