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Cd-rom not playing CD-ROMs,while it plays all other cds i.e. audio,vedio,dvd. it do plays cd -roms when the computer is just started.is it has some thing to do with the cooling problem,i do have a option to install one moe fan

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It is the fan, i've seen this before.... get a new none and tell me if it still doesn't work... but it should

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My computer has stopped recognising audio cds - I get the following message Windows Media Player cannot find the file. If you are trying to play, burn, or sync an item that is in your library, the item...


If your computer has a DVD rom or writer then this problem usually occurs. DVD roms or writers are very unreliable when it comes to reading CD's after some time of use the DVD roms do not read CD's but will read DVDs and then if it is a writer it will stop writing all will write and stop before finalizing. This problem is caused by the lens assembly which misaligns after a long time of use or the lens assembly itself no longer focusing correctly. However if you have a CD rom or CD writer then you must start by cleaning it. The cleaning of CD roms can be easy or slightly complicated if the lens is covered with residue that is moisture related. That is the lens could have accumulated dirt mixed with moisture then dried up. This would need manual cleaning using a cotton bud with some of the liquid that comes with the Disc cleaners you clean the lens until it is squeaky clean. Do this being careful not to scratch. But first try cleaning with the disc cleaner. If it doesn't work then do the manual way. If all this does not work then change the lens assembly or buy a new DVD rom or writer.

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To do this go to start > right click on my computer or computer > select properties > click on the hardware tab > then select device manager > within the device manager look for DVD/CD-ROM drives > click the plus symbol on left > double click the cd dvd drive > this will open the dvd properties within here click the Driver tab on the top of screen > then click uninstall button. > Once uninstall ed restart computer. When the computer is loading back up it will reinstall the dvd drivers.
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My LG playing DVDs and some cds but not playing some cds


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Hi al - your unit can play the following formats:

DVD VIDEO
DVD -R / - RW
DVD +R / +RW
CD -R / -RW
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MUSIC CD

The player can play CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs recorded in the following formats:

- music CD format
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to ISO 9660 * Level 1/Level 2, or its' extended format, Joliet Kodak Picture CD format.
*(A logical format of files and folders on CD-ROMs defined by ISO)

The player can play DVD-ROMs/DVD*RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs recorded in the following formats :

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In other words, just about everything. If this answers your question PLEASE rate this as fixed. If you need more help just add a comment and I'll be happy to assist you further. Thanks.

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Dvd drives can read from both DVD and CD however due to technological limitations most DVD-ROM or RAM read up to slightly higher speeds for CDs than DVDs.

When burning DVDs professional companies that make prerecorded disks burn their disk at low speeds in an effort to achieve both compatibility and low errors, that is the reason their DVDs play on most DVD-ROMs. However DVDs me and you burn at home and work at high speeds are prone to errors and incompatibility with low reading speed drives.

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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