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DVD-ROM Drive My DVD-ROM Drive could not read dvd??

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  • Anonymous May 23, 2008

    not reading dvd as well as cd

  • vmduarte May 28, 2008

    My DVD drive reads and writes CD but doesn't read or write DVD. My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A135.

  • Anonymous Jun 14, 2008

    On a four year old dell laptop, can read/write cd, but can't read a dvd. If I clean the lens with IPA, it reads for about a sec after, then says read error. Same dvd reads on an external dvd rom on same machine. At, work, also have a four year old dell power edge, it doesn't read a DVD either, perhaps laser's in the dvd drive get weaker.

  • anand296 Sep 13, 2008

    Hi! iam also having the same problem with my LG dvd(i am using it in pc)...
    i too dont know what to do.. if u came to know the solution please mail me ( devanand.net@gmail.com).......... i will be great ful to u

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There may be a conflict of compatibility between the hard drive and the dvd reader/recorder. Change your hard disk, lol!

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Ok i asked before if my drive will burn both dvd and cd. the answer was yes. but when i installed the drive and ran my dvd creator program. it said this drive is dvd read only.


Hi mikey7420 ,


The drive name itself is the clue to know whether it can burn dvds or not.

  • In your case it's a CD-RW (read and write or rewritable) and DVD-ROM (Read only memory and not read and write or rewritable as in the case of CD)
  • Perhaps the one who told you did not understand your question properly , and understood it , in the sense that it can read CDs as well as DVDs , as far as Dvd-ROM drives are concerned many shopkeepers who are especially new working in the shop just make a guess and answer our question which could lead to this misunderstanding or incorrect information being passed on.
  • So the next time you buy a DVD drive which should have a read and write functionality as well , then look up for a CD_RW,DVD-RW drive.
  • Also remember that DVD-RW drive can by default read and write CDs as well , but it's not true for CD drives..
  • So usually a DVD-RW drive can read and write Cds as well as DVDs but a CD-RW drive can either read or read and write a DVD depending on whether it's a DVD-ROM or DVD-RW.
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Does dvd combo write dvd data


In this instance no because you have a DVD-ROM drive. ROM stands for Read Only Memory. It can only read DVD's and cannot write.

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This drive reads a dvd but not cds. do you have


may be it's only a DVD ROM drive not a combo,
you will need a combo to read both DVD and CD
if it was reading CDs earlier then the CDs might have scratch in them, try with new CD.
did u make changes to the cables inside, if you did check if the cabels are connected properly to the drive

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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

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Unable to burn dvd using LG DVD ROM


your DVD Rom drive cannot burn DVDs because it is not a DVD burner, DVD Rom drives are different from DVD writers, if you want to burn DVD you must buy a DVD burner/writer.

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Dvd fault


your laser is faulty and is only able to read cd tracks, the reason being that dvd's data is packed closer together than a cd, and when the laser is failing it can only read wider burned data tracks on cd's.

You will have to replace the drive

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You will need a low profile dvd. Do you want a part and vendor?

Worldvet

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my combo drive also not reading dvd :(

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Internal the pickup assy. (the laser) there are three components that read the discs, one for DVD one for CD and one for the DVD-ROM its likely that the DVD-ROM laser has gone out. Take the drive out and get the part number and look it up online on ebay or the like :-)

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