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Model numbers I want to replace the cd/dvd rom drive in my e-machine W3107 and can not find the info for type or model to order. Can you please help me. Thank You Vince

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Any cd/dvd drive with a standard IDE (not SATA) connector will work fine.

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My emachine does not load any dvd rom disc's it will read a cd rom disc but will not recognize the dvd's.model # w3107 2006 year

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Hi there, This issue may occur if you accidentaly replaced the Msvcrt.dll file with a third-party version that does not contain the _resetstkoflw (recovery from stack overflow) function. inorder to resolved this issue please follow step by step procedure below.
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    NOTE: Some computers may require that you modify the basic input/output system (BIOS) settings before you can start the computer from a CD-ROM. For information about how to modify BIOS, see your computer documentation.
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  4. Type the Administrator password, and then press ENTER.
  5. With the Windows XP CD-ROM still in the CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive, type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each command:
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Hope this resolved the issue. Thanks!

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i understand that your pc has a single dvd-drive that has the problem that it dos read dvds but not cds...
please give model because this is a rare error.
to check it, get the following disks and the freeware program 'burnatonce' (it is a burning software that accesses the drives on a lower than windows basis )
to check from the hardware side what the problem is:

install burnatonce
run it
open tools/device info
and check if the following disc are really recognized or not

a standard music cd(audio cd)
a computer cd(original ! windows install cd or other install cd)
a self burnt cd containing mp3's (CD-R type, 700MB or800MB)
any other computer cd for pc

an original film dvd
a selfburnt film dvd (DVD-R)
an original computer-data dvd (any PC-Game will do)

if only dvd's work, strange!

get a new drive then.

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According to the info in your post, here a firmware update for you drive from Dells site. This assumes that you have xp as listed on dells site.

If you do not have xp, you can look at the service tag on the side of your machine (it should be 7 digits). After you have that you can enter it here

After you get that info you should have a screen that list the different components of your system. You will want to click the + beside CD/DVD. Then you will want to look for your model number that you listed above and dowload wants available for it.

It usually automatially installs and corrects the issue but if not you may want to open the device manager by clicking Start > Run and typing devmgmt.msc. This willl take you to the Device Manager. Open the DVD/CD section and right click the drive listed above and choose Remove or Uninstall. After it disappears, restart the machine and install the firmware update that was downloaded earlier.


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The manual is available at Philips website, the number for more info in manual is out-of-date; the new number is 1-800-605-8610

This unit has a problem when playing dual-layer discs of some kinds - read the warnings on the Magnavox website - playing the wrong kind of disc will cause an error that will require svc/repalcement to fix

Playable Discs
This DVD Player will play Digital Video Discs (DVDs) and Audio CDs. In order to play a
DVD or Audio CD on this DVD Player, make sure the Disc meets the requirements for
Region Codes and Color Systems as described on this page. Also, the Discs should have
the following logos and should meet these standards.
• Compact Disc-Interactive
• Compact Disc-Recordable
• Digital Video Disc-Video
Recordable (DVD-VR)
• Super Audio CD (SACD)
• Photo CD
• Video CD
• Video Single Disc (VSD)
12 cm
12 cm
Approx. 4 hours
Approx. 8 hours
Approx. 80 minutes
Approx. 160 minutes
20 minutes
8 cm
8 cm
Disc Type Contents Playback Time
Disc Size
74 minutes
DVDs are
divided into Titles,
which are divided
into Chapters.
Titles and Chapters
are numbered.
Audio CDs are divided
into numbered Tracks, i.e.,
a track may be one song.

Unacceptable Discs
If you insert an unacceptable type of disc, “Please insert a playable disc” will appear on
the TV screen. Also, “- - - - - “ will appear on the DVD Player display panel. Insert a
DVD or Audio CD. The following Discs will not play on this DVD Player.

• Compact Disc-Interactive
• Compact Disc-Recordable
• Digital Video Disc-Video
Recordable (DVD-VR)
• Super Audio CD (SACD)
• Photo CD
• Video CD
• Video Single Disc (VSD)

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