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DVD drive cannot read DVD

My laptop has a DVD drive but will not read DVD. Can read CD only.

No CD installer was provided

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  • Anonymous Oct 10, 2008

    My dvd rom as working at one point but now it will only read cds, not dvds

  • Anonymous Oct 16, 2008

    same Problem

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    Toshiba SD R2002 CD-RW/DVD-ROM Burner cannot read my DVD's


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May be dvd lence is not working,it want service
some time dvd works but cd not -same problem
regards prasanna

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My DVD Rom driver not read and play.pl. solve the problem.

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1) Change the resolution and check the DVD.
2) Reinstall the driver software.
3) Have warranty go back to the seller.

4) Check whether the same drive is readable with old cds or protected cds. If the same is the issue
5) Check by installing the drive on other laptops (if possible) of the same make.

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Here you go...I hope this works for you....
CD/DVD Is Not Recognized
spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif Many times, after inserting a disc into the CD or DVD drive, the disc is not recognized by that drive. CD-read and DVD-read issues can be caused by many sources. Perform the procedures presented in this General Computer Advice article when troubleshooting CD-read and DVD-read issues.

Begin with the first procedure and continue through the list. Try using the CD or DVD after each procedure is completed. For any procedure that requires changing current system settings, record the original settings before completing the procedure.
  1. Verify that the correct disc (CD/DVD) is used when prompted to insert the disc.
  2. For programs on DVD, verify that the drive containing the DVD is a DVD drive and not a CD-ROM drive. Most DVD drives will haveDVD printed on the front of the drive. For programs on DVD, consider the following:
  • DVD drives can read both DVD's and CD's.
  • CD-ROM drives can read only CD's.
  1. If multiple disc drives (e.g., CD-ROM and CD-RW, or DVD and DVD-RW, or CD-ROM and DVD-RW, etc.) exist on the computer that can read the disc (refer to the items under Step 2), insert the CD or DVD into the other drive and try the program again.
  2. If you are attempting to install a program and the installation does not begin after inserting the CD/DVD into the proper drive, refer to the program's instructions for the installation procedure.
  3. Clean the CD/DVD in the following manner:
  1. Place a small amount of nonabrasive liquid soap on the shiny side of the CD/DVD.
  2. Using your fingertips and warm water, gently rub the soap on the CD/DVD in a circular motion.
  3. Rinse the CD/DVD thoroughly and dry it using a clean, soft T-shirt or lint-free towel. (Do not use paper towels or tissue paper.)
  1. Try to use a different CD or DVD in the drive to see if that disc can be read.
  2. If possible, insert the problem CD or DVD into the DVD or CD drive of another computer to see if the issue persists.

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How do I Install my LG GCC-4320B


ok take this step to connect the cd 0r dvd drive

To install an external DVD drive:
  1. When purchasing a new drive be sure to understand the many formats available: DVD, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW are a few for example. More recent technologies include DVD-DL, HD DVD and Blu-Ray Disc. A decent DVD drive should be able to read and write both "+" and "-" technologies and also support recordable (R) and re-writable (RW) technology. Essentially look for a DVD+/-RW drive if you plan on recording DVD's, or just a plain DVD drive for reading DVD's (movies, games, etc). There are a variety of speeds from 2x-16x for a wide spectrum of users and needs; higher speeds will record faster.
  2. If you have a USB connection on your computer you can use an external drive. The advantage to an exterior drive is that you can use it on other computers as well.
  3. To install an external DVD, just follow the instructions provided with the drive.
To install an internal DVD drive:
  1. Look for a DVD with the letters RW on the box. This is so you can read disks and record them as well. Make sure the speed rating is 16X and that the DVD is dual layer so that it takes care of the latest technology.
  2. Read the instructions that come with the DVD. It may require you to load the provided CD software before installing the DVD player. Leave the disk in your CD ROM player for the rest of the procedure.
  3. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the computer (goes to the wall socket of your house.)
  4. Open the case of the computer.
  5. Locate the hard disk or CD drive. Most have two connections and can only be snapped in place one way. One connection is for data and one for power.
  6. Check to see if your computer mounts the DVD/CD ROM drives from the inside or if they are pushed through the front panel (you may have to remove the plastic panel on some models.)
  7. Carefully remove the plastic “knock-off?? cover on the outside of your computer. Make sure you do this only when you are ready to install the DVD drive.
  8. Slide the DVD drive into an empty compartment or bay. If it’s an older computer you can secure it with screws that come with the DVD drive. Many newer computers have spring clips to secure the drive in place.
  9. Connect the DVD drive to the data cable. The data cable is wide like a ribbon and is also called a ribbon cable and has a red stripe on one side. There are two or three connectors on the data cable. One is connected to the circuit board, one is connected to your CD drive or hard disk and one in the middle (optional third connector) is usually not connected to anything. Use the middle connector for the DVD drive. If your data cable only has two connectors replace it with the one that is generally included with the new drive.
  10. Hook the DVD to the power connector. This is a normal round looking cable. There are usually several power connectors in the computer.
  11. If you don’t have an available power connector, then you can buy a “Y?? connector to hook up to the existing power cable. Unhook the power connector and hook it to one side of the “Y?? and hook the DVD to the other side of the “Y??.
  12. Re-assemble the cover and plug the computer back in.
  13. When you run Windows up it should look for the drivers for the new DVD player and automatically locate and load them from the CD ROM that you left in the CD player from the first step.

thanks
ok bye...........................

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Please read this post.
http://www.fixya.com/support/t3185554-m_using_lenovo_y500_laptop_hitachi_ht

it has the same cd drive which you are talking about. the problem is only with the drive. they also do not provide any firmware to update it. there is no filters problem. the problem is mechanical which is something you cant fix. these are chinese made drives, just use and throw. so, its now time to throw. there is no point banging your head, becasue i already banged a lot for this issue, and please dont replace your drive with sony optirac, it will also give you the same problem. all the best.
the drive which you talked about is the same i had originally on my computer. i also tried myself to update the firmware of the drive but no go. it still did not work. so i checked the functionality of the dvd drive. what is the technology of dvd drive and i found there are 2 lenses in the drive to read cd and dvd. if one fails it will read only 1 type of cd or dvd then. presently my computer has 33rd optical drive which is again matishta. it is still working, i dont know how long will it work. but touchwood its working now. so all i can say after such a bad experience is that its just a luck. regarding which optical drive to get now? you can get any one. its just the name, technology remains the same. like a lot of different people. but blood remains the same. so name doesnot matter. But i strongly say drives with SONY OPTIRAC are the worst drive, Never buy that. other than that you can get anyone. hardly matters.

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If its not in BIOS then sounds like a hardware problem. usually only 2 cables connects to the cdrom, power & ide OR sata. usually these two wouldnt be disconnected so i suspect bad drive.

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I have the same problem. Some DVD drives seem to have a problem with the protection on the Empire disc (and other games). Might have to do with this Securom/Windows thing.

But here is my solution
1. Install Steam
2. Make Steam install the game from the disc, using its local EXE.
i.e. run:
"C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -install E:

See also this article
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?s=4202d524575809db8f3d3618a3bc8d21&ref=5357-FSQM-0382

Starting Steam.exe from your HDD rather than the setup.exe from the DVD bypasses this disc protection issue.

Alternatively, you can enter the CD-KEY in Steam and download the game from the Net.

Either way, Steam saved the day although everyone was complaining about using it for Empire

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As a result if your DVD-ROM has a low maximum reading speed then it can only read those prerecorded DVDs and only DVDs recorded at low speeds provided thre are not scratched.

I believe you managed to read those DVD movies if they were pre recorded.

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