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My DVD drive can read a CD-ROM and play an audio CD, but it cannot play a DVD

HI this is krishna , I have a Sony Dvd-Rom problem i am facing is My My DVD drive can read a CD-ROM and play an audio CD, but it cannot play a DVD. My dvd driver it not detecting th dvd files at . It shows No disc pls give a solution and my E-mail id :krish_murthy121@yahoo.co.in My DVD drive can read a CD-ROM and play an audio CD, but it cannot play a DVD

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  • annettevdm Jul 19, 2008

    yes I have tried various DVD's - and no response from the DVD drive - I have a sneaky feeling my laser eye has gone for a loop- laptops too old boohoo many thanks Krishna re Annette

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    Leland Fouse Oct 21, 2012

    go to manufactors website and get the drivers for your player and reinstall drivers through your device manager, start, my computer, right click go to properties, left click, go to dvd cd rom.

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I had the same problem and after looking into the registry files and driving everybody crazy around me , I made the diagnosis that software and drivers and decoders were fine and up to date - and that it was then a Hardware problem - and the laser eye needed to be '"tweaked". Asking around nobody knew how to tweak a laser eye ....??
I then used an external USB Disc drive and played DVD's with ease Hoooray !! Now looking to replace the CDRom DVD Drive of my Fujitsu Siemens Amilo ....all sounds very expensive - Thanks FIxYa for the help - Keep the good work up !!
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annette

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    Leland Fouse Oct 21, 2012

    I have had computers lie to me telling me that all drivers were up to date and functioning properly but in reality I reinstall device and drivers and all was fine. not all windows installed drivers work properly but show no errors. whql drivers by the manufacturer are the best bet. when you plugged the usb in the machine installed and configured the drive that is why it worked for you. believe me I been doin this for 12 yrs and don't have much hair left..

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Have you tried more than 1 dvd.

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