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Dvd player will not player dvd's or cd's

When i put a dvd or cd in my disk drive, it will not play. It use to work but not now.

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When you put the DVD in, you mean it will not launch the appropriate player to start playback of the video?

Maybe your autoplay settings are messed up.

Try launching your movie playback software and attempt to manually play the disc and see if this works.

Another thing, is your drive listed under my computer?

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

  • Jason Carver
    Jason Carver Aug 16, 2008

    Edit- I forgot this was the dvd hardware section and not for computers or laptop, I apologize for the wrong response.

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