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HP Pavillion not reading audio CD

My pavillion dv9335nr laptop is not reading audio CDs. When I insert a standard music CD (I've tried with 5 different CDs), it just spins around and makes a lot of noise but does not seem to automatically play the CD. This problem seems to be specific to CDs because when a DVD is played, it seems to work just fine. I am using Windows Vista as my operating system. Please help.

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  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2008

    my pc - HPpavilion dv2000 - having a prob with disc drive, it plays DVD, but doesn't recognise any other CDs

  • maryann0617 Nov 08, 2008

    except my laptop is zd 8000. It won't play the audio cd.

  • chuckrrister May 11, 2010

    Can you boot the laptop with a cdrom? If you can it might be a drive issue with vista.

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It is possible that this is a drive issue, I've seen drives that one of the optical reader device has gone out, but generally it'e the DVD reader and will only read CD's. It's very rare that the CD reader goes and the DVD reader works. Before you replace drive, if it's only music CD's (you didn't mention program CD's), then update your media player. If it still won't play, then unistall the media player and completely reload it. At this point you can replacse the drive.

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  • Ryan Rogers
    Ryan Rogers Jun 28, 2008

    One more thing, if you have access to an external CD drive, try playing music through it. This will tell you if it's the media player or the drive. I realize that everyone doesn't have access to an external and there's no sense in buying one just for a diagnostics check.

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