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Can i watch region 1 dvds on an hp 550 laptop with dvd/cd-rw combo drive?

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Yes but you may need to download dvd region free in order for it to work.

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I have an Inspiron m1710 laptop and the combo cd/dvd drive is not recogninzing cds or dvds inserted into it.


Hello,
Just follow the link http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems/en-us
and also click on NOW RUN from right side box. It will automatically give you the message, well or bad.
If the problem with the lens, you should try cleaning the lens,with disk cleaner, it's already gone bad and there is no harm to take a risk to open or disassemble the dvd/cd rw,click on the bellow link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaiTJYHQCCg

1. When running your pc, open the drawer.>
2. clean the optical lance
3. http://www.howtodothings.com/computers/a3631-how-to-clean-a-cd-rom-drive.html
4. now you can fit to your pc
If it does the same problem please change the cd/dvd rw because the lance has defected.
for LAPTOPdo the 6 step
http://www.insidemylaptop.com/disassemble-hp-pavilion-dm4-laptop/
http://www.insidemylaptop.com/removing-upgrading-dvd-cd-rw-on-dell-latitude-c840/
http://www.insidemylaptop.com/take-apart-hp-pavilion-dv5-laptop
follow step 7
Hope this helps.

Jan 13, 2011 | Dell Inspiron XPS M1710 24X CDRW/ DVD...

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MAY U PLZ ASSIST ME WITH MY ACER LAPTOP ASPIRE 4330 THE DRIVE IS UNABLE TO WRITE ALL THE DVDS BUT IT IS ABLE TO READ DVDS THE ONLY PROBLEM IS BURNING DVDS. HOW CAN I ENHENCE MY DVD/CD-RW COMBO TO WRITE THE...


No Sir, Acer Aspire 4330 comes with different Optical Media Loadings, ( You can see a pdf file here )
Like;
  • DVD/CD-RW combo drive
  • 8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive.
But you have the first one, The Combo drive not the super so you can READ both CD's DVD's but can write only CD's.

Hope this removes your dilemma.

If helpful, kindly do Rate!

Jul 18, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5720-6661 Notebook PC

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I can burn cd's but not dvd's


Hello Rfd832,
What I see from the description is that the drive is a combo drive. Combo drives are CD-RW and DVD-ROM drives means
CD-RW = Compact Disk-Read Write
DVD-ROM = Digital Versatile Disk - Read Only Memory
so these drives can read and write CDs but can only read DVDs (Cannot write or burn DVDs)
If you want to be able to burn DVDs then you need to have DVD RW drive (either DVD+RW or DVD-RW)

You said that you are able to burn DVDs on other computer so please check the label on the DVD drive.. it should be DVD-RW/DVD+RW drive


Hope that helps.. :)

Thanks and Regards,
Srinivas

Apr 12, 2009 | HP (dc197x) CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive

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Our Sony DVD player will not playimported DVDs from the UStates


1) those DVDs are coded in Region 1(Canada, United States; U.S. territories; Bermuda)
you will have to change the region code on the dvd-rom to region 1

2) if you bought the stand alone DVD player in the U.S. it will play region 1 dvds and nothing else(some dvd players will play region code 1-6)

3) to change the code in windows vista you'll have to go under the drive property's in the device manager go to the dvd region tab and set it to what ever the number on the back of the dvd is WARNING you only get 4 changes before the drive locks you out permanently then your stuck with what ever number you put in on the 4th try you've been warned

windows xp/2000/98/me
you'll have to change the region code from your software player again your limited on how many times you can change the region code before you have to reinstall the dvd player software

Feb 02, 2009 | Sony CRX835E CD-RW/DVD-ROM (Combo) Burner

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LG GCA-4080N internal drive


It seems that what you have is a combo drive only :(
it only recognize DVD reading. no matter what driver you used. need to buy a dvd writer/ that said can write dvd.


Types of Optical Drives and CD/DVDs
Optical drive type Read from CD/DVD-ROM media Write to CDRW media Write to DVD ±RW/R media Write to DVD +R DL media Write label to LightScribe CD-RW Write to DVD-RAM media DVD-ROM Drive Yes No No No No No DVD and CD-RW Combo Drive Yes Yes No No No No DVD±RW/R and CD-RW Combo Drive with Double- Layer support Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes LightScribe DVD±RW/R and CD-RW Combo Drive with Double- Layer support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Blu-Ray Disc DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive with Double-Layer support Yes Yes* Yes Yes No Yes *Low speed (4X) and high speed (4-12X) are supported. UHS-RW (24X and 32X CD-RW) is not supported.

NOTE: Some of the optical drives listed may not be supported by your computer. The listed drives are not necessarily all of the supported optical drives.

Dec 26, 2008 | LG (GCC4521BBULK) CD-RW/DVD-ROM (Combo)...

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HP CD-RW DVD RW COMBO


I HAVE AN HP LAPTOPmag-glass_10x10.gif WITH CD-RW AND DVD RW ON IT BUT WHEN I TRY TO BURN EITHER OF THE TWO IT SAYS DRIVE NOT DETECTED. HOW CAN I MAKE SURE IT IS INSTALLED PROPERLY

Apr 01, 2008 | HP (377402-B21) CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive

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Need to set up my laptop with DVD RW drive to burn DVD


Yes, you can install the cd with the Nero Software in the new Laptop, and you will be able to write CDs or DVDs, but if you have a combo only you will only be able to write/burn CDs but read DVDs no problem.
ciao Ed.

Dec 10, 2007 | Computers & Internet

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CD-RW/DVD-ROM BURNER


if you wish to burn cd's which is your burner then you need a software called nero burning rom or any other burning software that lets you burn data or audio cd's or vcd's to burn with if you wish to burn dvd's then you need a dvd burner combo drive which lets you burn dvds

Aug 11, 2007 | LG GCC-4241N CD-RW/DVD-ROM (Combo) Burner

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