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My disk tray

I have a single tray in my vista and after i ripped a couple cds to my comp it stopped reading anything .. could the problem be a burnt out lens and should i go buy and install a new one?

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Re: my disk tray

Open thje device manager try uninstall and install again.

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My samsung sh-s202j dvd burner is malfunctioning.It reads dvds as cds.Why?.and it cannot read empty dvds or movies too.but it can read cds.please help

1.control panel->system->hardware->DEVICE MANAGER 2.uninstall your driver 3.restart you computer 4.on tray icon a balloon come with a MSG of 'found new hardware' on it your driver from it .then select suitable option
if you still have problem buy a you op(win xp,vista,7..).using that disk repair you computer

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Teac DW-224E CD-rw/ DVD rom in Toshiba Satellite Pro M15-405

Hello konagold, Yes there may be some ways to test it. Let's try the following. When you open your laptop, open the cd rom's tray and check to see where the lens mechanism is positioned. Normally it should be near the main central motor. Try to turn off the laptop, but leave the tray opened. When the laptop is turned off, use one one hand to move the lens assembly away from the main motor. Move it to the middle of the distance from the center to the edge. Carefull not to touch the lens when you do this. Now place a bootable cd (like the ones that come with your operating system or anything else you can find) and start the laptop back again and instruct it to boot from the cd-rom. It should make it try to boot from there. If this fails, the cd-rom is indeed damaged and most likely will need to be replaced. You may try to clean the lens assembly but I can't be sure this will help, based on your problem. Please run these instructions first, then reply to me in order to see what's next to do. Bogdan

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Dont read cds can read before

In most cases the cd-rw's after a time there stop reading cd's or dvd's . u can't do anything about that issue because it's from laser that had benn moved a mm grade of accuracy . have a nice day

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Laptop CD/DVD drive Can't read cd/dvd

Try cleaning the DVD with a CD drive cleaning disk.

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Not able to burn dvds from file


if your DVD Drive ( ROM ) read-Only-Memory. then it will only read DVDs And Not Write Them. You need a DVD RW Drive, to be able to write. If Your CD Drive Is A CD/RW That means its a CD Re-writable drive. try a Burn To CD.

Mike @ Compurepair.

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No disks being read in the LG drive.

Also try uninstalling and reinstalling in device manager and check the cables to make sure they are properly seated.

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Problem with sony dvd rw aw-g170a

Hi i have Sony AW-G170A on 2 pc's and almoust at same period both pc's started not to read DVD cds, cds that were writen by the same drive so ive check the net and end up updating the Firmwares 1.71 to 1.75 so check this link. And get AW-G170A Firmware 1.75 then u gonna need Binflash to update the Firmware get Win32 GUI version if u use Win Xp. Open the program press Flash find the location of the 1.75 Firmware and update it restart pc and it should work it worked for me.

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Comdo fail to read DVDs'

  1. Check its DVD reading speed
  2. Try reading a prerecorded or original DVD disk for a movie for example, if it can read this then it means the DVD you are tryng to read were burnt at speed faster than what your DVD can read.

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Pioneer DVR-109 DVD±RW...

This ahs to with speed of recording of the CD/DVD try reading CD/DVD burnt at a lower speed like 16x.

Most DVD writers has low maximum reading speed as compared to CD-ROMs.

You can try burning a CD on it and then reading it, if reads then it shows that other cd were burnt at faster speed than it can read.

If it read lower speed CDs then you can just add an additional DVD/CD-ROM just to read faster speed disks.

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