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DVD/CD PLayer is not being reconized.

My DVD/CD player is total nonexistant. It does not show up on the computer control panel. How did this happen? I can here it spinning but it does not showing up. Can I fix this?

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Make sure it is pluged or you have installed the appropriate software.

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Problem with the Dell Inspiron 1720 Laptop Computer DVD Drive Locked to Regon 1 & i live in Regon 4


To changethe Region code on your DVD player, open Control Panel - System - Hardware -Device manager, and click on DVD/CD ROM drives, then right click on the DVDdrive and click Properties then click on DVD Region.
You can enter a new region and it also shows you how many changes have beenmade.
NOTE you can make only 4 changes and the player will lock permanently on the4th change.
If you want to play DVDs from any region you maybe able to upgrade the firmwareto make it region free BUT if you make a mistake or installed the wrongfirmware the player will be a piece of junk.
The best solution to make the player region free is to install a piece ofsoftware that allows you to play DVDs from any region. There are severalavailable on the Internet but my favourite is DVD-Region Free From: -
www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm

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Hi,MY ACER 4720 Dont play any DVD but playing cd /copying CD is fine.When i checked its property,Driver shows as CD ROM driver.i did not find any dvd driver.Could anyone help


The DVD player may be set to a Region that does not match the Region code on the DVDs.
To changethe Region code on your DVD player, open Control Panel - System - Hardware -Device manager, and click on DVD/CD ROM drives, then right click on the DVDdrive and click Properties then click on DVD Region.
You can enter a new region and it also shows you how many changes have beenmade.
NOTE you can make only 4 changes and the player will lock permanently on the4th change.
If you want to play DVDs from any region you maybe able to upgrade the firmwareto make it region free BUT if you make a mistake or installed the wrongfirmware the player will be a piece of junk.
The best solution to make the player region free is to install a piece ofsoftware that allows you to play DVDs from any region. There are severalavailable on the Internet but my favourite is DVD-Region Free From: -
www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm

Jun 17, 2011 | Acer Aspire 4720 Notebook

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I reloaded my laptop with from the recovery partition and it went through successfully. Problem is it did not pick up my DVD/CD drive. Is this normal or am i missing something? thanks


Hello alopita,

go to this "Website," and "Fill-in" or {Choose} any information needed to get the "Drivers" you need. Than you'll be able to "Download the Drivers."


If this information helped? Return and give a "Helpful Rating," please!
Thanks, paul7of9


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"If you are not reconizing the CD / DVD Drive?

Take these steps.paul7of9_91.jpg First, click to open the Computer, by clicking on the "Computer,"
on your "Desktop Screen" paul7of9_96.jpg or click on the "Start Button. paul7of9_92.jpg In the (right shortcut menu), select to open the Computer by {right} clicking on it.

Check to see if there's a CD or DVD RW Drive (D:) paul7of9_97.jpg
in the "Device with Removable Storage area."

  • If the area is (Blank)?
  • Go to and select All Programs, by clicking on the Start Button.
  • Scroll to find the Media Disk Player.
  • You made need to (Setup) your [CD / DVD Player].
  • Open the Player by {2x clicking} on it, or "right click."
  • Select to "Setup / Install the Player.
  • Follow all the instructions.
  • "Remember to click on the Apply and OK buttons when finished!"
  • Restart the Computer, afterwards.

If this information helped? Return and give a "Helpful Rating," please!
Thanks, paul7of9

Feb 26, 2011 | HP Compaq 6710b Notebook

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My dvd/cd player doesn't show upon my computer


When you have any device just not show up in my computer or other spots in Windows, when it did before, there are a few steps you should take. 1. Click on the Start Menu, then click on Run. type in devmgmt.msc and hit enter. This will open up the device manager. Click on the plus sign next to DVD/CD ROM drives. If nothing is there then the drivers are not installed and need to be reinstalled. If you see a device there but it isn't in my computer, then there is a registry issue. 2. Look to see if you have any restore points available from a time when you knew the dvd drive to have worked. Go into the system restore console through the control panel and pick a restore point. ***Warning****Any programs that you installed will be removed when you do a restore point. Please don't do this unless it is a last resort.

Dec 29, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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DVD's wont play - says wrong region but they are compatible


To change the Region code on your player, open Control Panel - System - Hardware - Device manager, and click on DVD/CD ROM drives, then right click on the DVD drive and click Properties then click on DVD Region.
You can enter a new region and it also shows you how many changes have been made.
NOTE you can make only 4 changes and the player will lock permanently on the 4th change.
If you want to play DVD from any region you maybe able to upgrade the firmware to make it region free BUT if you make a mistake or installed the wrong firmware the player will be a piece of junk.
The best solution to make the player region free is to install a piece of software that allows you to play DVDs from any region. There are several available on the Internet but my favourite is DVD-Region Free

From: -
www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm

Nov 23, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook

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Shaky sound and video


To solve this:

1- Check if you have more than 1 DVD player program installed. If yes, uninstall any you don't use (being careful not to uninstall the one you use or that's needed for the recording part of what you do)
2- Check if you have more than 1 Media player software like VLC media player, Microsoft Media player (automatically installed) etc.

Because it also affects video played saved on your computer (assuming AVI or video you play using Windows Media Player or another player) and DVD playback, its usually a program that is conflicting with another of the same type (plays media Audio/Video). If the above solution did not work, try performing the "system restore" and choose a date of when you definitely remember it working without chatter. If this is not an option, proceed below.

If your computer has been performing regular updates and you happen to be using a new Windows Media player, do you remember if it happened during a computer software update? If yes, the fault lies with Windows Media player having performed an upgrade to itself. You may want to "demote" media player by going to Control Panel and "add or remove programs" list (making sure "show updates" is checked) and scroll down until you see Windows Media player. Then uninstall the latest update it has performed.

If you installed another media player/DVD player program(s) and it coincides with your problems, uninstall it. Multiple DVD/Media players have their own settings, file changes/updates and they can affect one another if installed simultaneously on 1 system.

Let us know how it goes and rate us. :)

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Model: P-6860FX laptop dvd player and usbs are not reconized


Zone protection just go in control pane and check for maybe your dvd is zone protected or something like that....

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