Question about HP Pavilion a1410n (ER890AA) PC Desktop
16X DVD(+/-)R/RW 12X RAM (+/-)R DL LightScribe SATA drive
I Have a HP Pavillion a1730n that is 9 just 12 months old. It will play DVD's fine however it will not read CD's or play music cd's at this time. I have tried muti steps. IE checked the device manager it is good and I have uninstalled and reinstalled good here and I have downloaded a program HLV Compatibility due to being told with vista I did not have the drivers. I have went to HP's web site and updated all drivers at this time. do you think this is a seting or the drive is bad. It did play cd's when I bought it. but now I can only get the drive to read DVD's. I was wanting to install purchased software and it will not read the CD-ROM. any suggetions would be great thanks
DVD and CD require different spec lasers (DVD requires 1.3nm compared to 2.1nm for CD)
It seems like your CD laser is broken, although your DVD laser still works. Replace the drive, it's not too expensive.
Posted on May 11, 2008
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