Can`t read the dvd
Does it read CD-ROM's? Typically, if the DVDs you are attempting to read work in other devices and not your laptop, the drive itself may be dead if if cannot read any type of disc. Does the drive have a light on it and does it light up? If not, the drive may be dead.
Do you hear any noise after putting a disc in the drive? If not, the drive may be dead. Can you see the drive in "My Computer?" If not, once again it may indicate that the drive is dead (unless there is a software issue).
Depending on the model/age of the laptop, a replacement drive may be able to be found cheaply online. If you are familiar with electronics, taking it apart to swap it out might not be so bad. If you think it is dead and don't want to do it yourself, you can can a quote to fix it (but, depending on your laptop features, it might be more cost-efficient to buy a new one since they have come down so much this year).
Dec 07, 2009 |
Toshiba DVD & Blu-Ray Players