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My dvd drive isn't working properly.it doesn't read/write any dvd/cd. after check it up the magnet/motor structure can't rotating. Am tired.... what can i do? is there any solution for this ? reply please.....

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Hi, have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software.
if not try that first, then check all connections, failing that I think your drive has had it.

Posted on Dec 09, 2013

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SOURCE: Reads all but DVD-Help PLEASE

When you say it won?t read are you trying to play commercial DVD movies or read DVD data disks? If you're trying to play movies then you need a couple of things the first being some type of player program. Real player works as does Windows media player but usually DVD drives come with a striped down version of PowerDVD or WinDVD. If you in fact have a player installed and when a DVD is inserted in your drive it doesn't play it may not be configured to automatically play DVDs. Try opening your player program and trying to manually play your DVD. Let us know if you have any success or if you need more assisted. If you do let us know what player program and operating system you have and any error messages that may appear.

Posted on Jan 01, 2007

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SOURCE: my dvd combo does not read dvd

There are separate lasers for CD reading, and for DVD reading. This is why it is possible to have a drive that reads only CDs but not DVDs, or the other way around. And your particular combo unit seems to have a lot of these problems. Since the drive doesn't work it's almost definitely a problem with the drive itself (I'm assuming that there is nothing wrong with the discs you tried to read). If that drive is still covered by a warranty period, send it back for repairs. Otherwise, I can't see the harm in trying to tinker with it yourself as the DVD portion of it is dead anyways. Ummm, on a side note...CompUSA is going out of business and they are selling things cheap. I got a DVD lightscribe burner for $40...booyah!

Posted on Mar 26, 2007

SOURCE: Combo drive not reading DVD

i am using alcohol 120% or isobuster to force the dvd rom to read the cd or DVD to read. and it fine

but i still cant get the dvd rom to work fine without any software to force it.

Posted on Jul 14, 2008

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The answer on the LG-site (mailcontact): Go to your dealer.
I think that a new one is cheaper than repairing my combodrive ( 2 yrs old).
P.S. : I'am the guest posted on nov 04

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

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SOURCE: LG DVD RW drive not detecting DVD/CD

Start the Run Command Prompt

Type in "regedit" without the parrenthesis then click ok

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Then SYSTEM

Then CURRENT CONTROL SET

Then CONTROL

Then CLASS

Then find {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

The whole thing looks like this:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Then delete the upper and lower filters.... (if lower filter is not there then leave it)

RESTART YOUR COMPUTER THEN THERE YA GO!!!! HOPE THIS HELPS

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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