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Why cant my disk drive read cds or data disks but will play dvds

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Dvd rom reading cds not dvds

Not uncommon issue with ALL DVD drives, it is often a failure in the DVD circuitry of the drive and will require that the drive be replaced entirely. There is no fix or repair for this type of issue.

PS. When problems occur with optical media, it never hurts to run a CD/DVD clearer disk through the drive. These disks have physical bristles (brushes) embedded on the data side of the disk that will dust of the laser lens.

Apr 04, 2014 | Compaq DVD/Blu-ray Drives

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It reads CDs, but DVDs: "Please insert a disk in drive.."

DVD SOHD-16P9S drive doesn't read any kind of CD or DVD

hi,there is no problem in drivers .
check the hardware parts
there are 2 possibilities in your case
1.the laser beam which reads the dvd or cds is malfunctioning
2.ensure that the cable & buses are properly connected

in case laser beam is damaged you got to get it repaired for proper functioning

all the best

Dec 19, 2007 | Lite On SOHD - 16P9S Internal DVD Drive

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After formatting my dell vostro 1510 DVD drive will not read or play DVD discs

If you reinstalled Windows from the Dell-provided "System Restore" CD/DVD disks, you should be able to play DVD disks.

If you reinstalled Windows from some "other" Windows disks, you should be able to view the files/folders on any DVD-disk, but you will be lacking the software to properly "decode" those files, and to "play" the content.

May 24, 2011 | Dell DVD-rom DVD Drive

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My imac dvd drive reads DVDs but ejects CDs and installation disc

The optical drive has separate hardware for reading CD-disks and for reading DVD-disks.
So, "half" of the drive has failed. Replace the drive, since that will be less-expensive than an attempt at a repair.

Jan 15, 2011 | Apple iMac HD, CD-ROM / DVD-ROM Carrier...

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My Toshiba DVD/ROM SD M1502 will play CDs but does not see DVDs. When I click on the drive icon in My Computer it says that its not in a format that it can read. I've tried looking for drivers and have...

Try the DVD disk in some other computer, to ensure that the disk itself is OK.
Try some other "known-good" DVD-disk in your Toshiba SD M1502 drive.

Or, spend $40 and purchase a brand-new, CD/DVD reader/writer, to replace the faulty device.

Dec 08, 2010 | Toshiba SD M1502 Internal DVD Drive

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Does the toshiba sd 2502 , can it burn cds

It is a DVD ROM drive which stands for DVD Read Only Memory. In other words, this drive is meant to only PLAY DVDs and CDs but NOT save data to them.

To burn CDs you need a CD burner. Burners are of 3 types:

CD writer only burns and reads CDs.

Combo drive reads CDs and DVDs but only burns CDs.

Super drive burns and reads from CDs and DVDs.

As you go higher in functionality, the price also increases. Check your needs before you plan to buy one. Also compare prices of all the drives. Note: burn-able media costs are separate.

Dec 11, 2009 | Toshiba SD C2502 Internal DVD Drive

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DVD ROM can play CD, but not DVD

try with next dvd which is burnt in less than 16x speed then check what happens.

Jun 02, 2009 | ASUS (E616P2) Internal DVD Drive

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Reconise discs

Hey there zero78, If you open up Nero Start Smart, and then Tools, and then Nero Info Tool. Here you will see what Nero reads as your drives abilities and limitations. Check the supported read and write features to see if they match your cd. Also, are the CDs you try to play burned or purchased and if burned, are they multi-session. Many players have problems with multi-session disks. Good Luck!

Jan 18, 2008 | DVD/Blu-ray Drives

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My burned media from my new DVD Burner ASUS DRW-2014L1T isn't able to be read by my DVD Player

no data dvds work on the players.

use NERO 6 OEM to write Video DVDs or CDs they will run Players

Jan 07, 2008 | ASUS (GENEIRC DRW-1608P BLACK)...

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