My CD ROM ONLY plays burned cds. (won't read regular music cds)
This has been a problem for quite a while..I thought it was a hardware problem so I got another _NEC NR-7900A drive from another Dimension 2200, just like mine. I'm pretty computer savvy, so it was no problem to install. In a nutshell.. my problem is that my _NEC NR-7900A is ONLY playing burned cds, or is reading blank cds..the actual re-writer works.. I just cannot put in a regular music cd..because its not reading them. All I want is to be able to rip them to my HD.
I'm not to familiar with firmware but i looked on the microsoft site, and their appears to be no firmware upgrade for it.
I've tried absolutely everything and i cannot figure this out.
Also this is the first time i've ever asked for advice about my PC on any internet forums.
Any help would be highly appreciated.
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Wave® music system is designed to play commercial CDs, CD-Rs,
MP3-encoded CDS and CD-RWs. If your system has trouble playing MP3 CDs,
make sure the discs were recorded with compatible formats. See Cannot play MP3 CDs
The system may not be able to play certain CD-RW discs. Playability
is dependant on how the disc was recorded, including the format it was
recorded in and the actual disc used for recording. Note: iTunes
defaults to AAC as the encoding format. In order to use iTunes to make
CDs that will play on the Wave® music system, you’ll need to change the
format to MP3 How to Choose Import Options
Different brands of CD-Rs and CD-RWs use different materials which
may affect the ability of a player to read them. If you are burning
your own CD-Rs or CD-RWs, experiment with different brands of discs
If a commercial disc won’t play, check for scratches, fingerprints
or other physical damage. Try the CD in another player. If it still
won’t play, there may be a problem with the disc
Reset the system by disconnecting the power cord from the wall for one minute, then plug the system back in
try re-installing your burning software ( nero-Roxio et,c )
Does it play a standard Music/Audio CD.
if not un-install and re-install the drive.
Are the cables to the drive connected correctly ?
Does the drive support CD+ And CD- media ?
Are the cds definately Blank, any small amount of data written to them, after failed burn attempts will not show the disk as being empty.
IF you are burn youor CD make sure is read and writeable drive if not get a dvd burner or cd burner a dvd is for dvd CD rewriteable a cd is just regular CD blank CD for both make sure format when your computer has detect 14x or 16x 700GB storage...
Assuming you have tried different makes of cd or dvd disks, it's a classic drive failure problem where the laser can no longer burn or read dvd's, but may still be able to read cd's only.
You will have to replace the drive, they are quite inexpensive, and very easy to fit.