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Dvd writer only plays certain dvds and cds and freezes my computer

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Depending on the age of the writer, this is typical. Older writers do not always work well with the newer formats. You may even find that it works with only certain brands. The other thing to check is the formats compatible with your writer.

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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Why my laptop DVD player freezes suddenly while playing, just on some certain CDs or DVDs even the same CDs or DVDs works properly in other laptops and PC?


Seems your laptop DVD player's laser diode lost it's capacity. If it is not that old, try the followings:
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2. Put a drop of lens cleaner and wipe with caution to the lens. Wait for a few second and try playing the DVD/CD. Don't use force when cleaning the lens. This should be just touch and wipe action.
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If this is not the case and the drive is old, you need to replace the drive. This should cost about 30$ to 45$. I did mine last month.
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Each vertical set of pins is labelled: MA(ster), SL(ave), and C(able)S(elect).
Be sure that one drive has a small jumper between the MA pins,
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What kind of noise you hear?

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