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CD-RW/dvd drive can't read any cd/dvds

On Sony Vaio the CD-RW/DVD drive can't read any cd/dvds

However it can can still write data to cds

Machine is out of warranty...

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Re: CD-RW/dvd drive can't read any cd/dvds


Which model VAIO do you have?

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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The DVD Rom won't able to read DVD, but has no problem for CDs.


Verify that you have a dvd-rom drive and not a cd-rw drive. If you do have the correct drive, you may need to reinstall your DVD Decoder software. After this is done and a reboot, you should be able to read dvds.

Good Luck

Jan 24, 2011 | Sony VAIO S360 Notebook

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Dear sirs my cd /dvd driver cant open , read and write cd but it can open , read and write dvd. what is its problem? what is your solution recommendations. is it a hardware or software problem? thanx...

Interestingly, when the drive is getting old, it can read/read CDs but not DVDs. Your case is exceptional. It more looks like a software problem as well as the type of CDs you are using. Most drives prefer using CDs with a label "CD-R" but not "CD+R". Try checking on the type you are using.

Try Resetting the autorun software for the CDs as well by:
1) Right click on CD drive in my computer
2) Click on properties
3) Choose the Autorun tab
4) Choose the "prompt me each time to choose an action" option.

Inform me if it works

Nov 30, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-FE880E/H Notebook

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I am new too pcs my dell model c640 laptop will it play cds or dvds

Do the following:
1- Right Click my computer.
2- Select Manage.
3- Select Device Manager.
4- Select from the right pane , DVD/CD-ROM Drive.
5- See what comes under it , and read the letters.

CD-R = Only read CD
CD-RW = Read & Write CD
DVD-R = Read DVD & CD (mostly write CD also)
DVD-RW = Read and Write everything Except DVD-Dl

I hope this helps

May 10, 2010 | Dell Latitude C640 Notebook

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Cd and dvd are not detected. when i insert cd/dvd one window come as if i have inserted a blank cd/ shown the options same as blank cd. it cann't recognise my cd

sounds like your laser is bad it usauly happends to laptops if you burn alot of cds or dvds or time took its toll the infirior laser is not designed fto last forever you must replace the drive! Good luck!

Sep 02, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGN-C140G/B Notebook

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What type of disks does my TS L632D burn? +- ,CD, DVD Can't get CD's to burn?

go to my computer and look at the cd drive.if it says cd-rom you can't burn cds,dvd-rom will not burn dvds.only cd-rw,dvd-ram,dvd/cd-rw can burn cds.dvd-+,dvd-minus and dvd ram can burn dvds

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Sony VAIO CR220E laptop DVD RW Drive is rcognising DVDs only not CDs-I reinstalled driver-Removed upper and lower filters-solve this- shaik Muneer Basha,

dear friend

sorry to say that your dvd drive needs to be replaced,

it happens most of times

dvd drives of laptops arent of so much great quality


Apr 10, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGN-CR220E/P Notebook

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Hi my dvd/cd RW unable write dvd

What is the make and model of your DVD/CD RWdrive?
Check to specification of your drive.
Some combo drives can only burn CDs only and read DVDs & CDs.

Dec 31, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5500 5570-2609 Laptop

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Burn DVD

Read on your optical drive. If it burns CD's it reads CD-RW. In order to burn DVD's it needs ro read DVD-RW. If it reads DVD-ROM it will only read DVD's not burn them.

A good external burner is Plextor. You can get one at Walmart, or you can check Ebay and find an internal to replace the one in your machine. They are fairly easy to replace, and you won't have a bulky external to carry around.

Jun 09, 2008 | Dell Inspiron B130 Notebook

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DVD unit doesn't read CDs but works fine with DVDs

Sir: Did you try another CD or just 1 CD could not read by your DVD RW? Would you please make the DVD poped out and re-set it again. It seems the problem of communication becasue the code rate of DVD and CD is different. Its not related with the lens.

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