Hi, I have a peculiar problem, I have a LG DVD-ROM 8080B, I used to read DVD's before after a gap of 3 years, I Inserted a DVD, and it does not work/read.
But the main prolem is that it reads CDs but not DVD's, When I insert a DVD, the system gets stuck and it goes on reading. I have checked the drivers, Regional setting . etc. Buy still, it refuses to work.
I hope I get a good solution to this peculiar problem.
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Re: Reads CD ut no not DVD's
There is no quick solution for this problem unless you consider buying a new internal drive quick solution. (They are pretty cheap now a days)
It really sounds like your DVD lens is no longer working, which would cause no problems with reading of your CD's.
Sorry for the bad news, but look on the bright side! You can upgrade to a lightscribe DVD burner!! :D:D (no more sharpies on the DVD/CD's you burn)
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The CD rom is limited to CD's. In order to read a DVD, you will need to install a DVD rom. My suggestion is to get an external DVD Burner - i just bought a Samsung slim external DVD burner that reads / writes CD's and DVD's.
You will have no luck ever reading a dvd in a cd rom.
THEN U NEED A DECODER OR INSTALL A DVD RW..U HAVE ONLY A CD-ROM THERE 4 IT ONLY RECOGNIZES CD'S U CAN C IF YOUR SYSTEM IS ELIGIBLE 4 A DVD PROGRAM BY GOING TO WINDOWS SUPPORT FOR MEDIA OR JUST CLICK ON YOUR MEDIA PLAYER N HIT UPGRADE IF U HAVE MEDIA PLAYER 10 OR LOWER..
DVD drives have two different pickups for CD and for DVD, If yours is reading one but not the other, the lens is fried. You'll have to get a new lens part or get a new drive. Considering a good dvd drive these days are about 25$ I would say forget about the lens, make a quick trip to your computer store or preferred online store and get a new one.
try to use with a CD cleaner and do a thorough cleaning - repeat several times. If doesn't help, you need to replace the drive. I experience that same kind of problem with 10 out of 50 computers even if the drive is not used always...some part or mechanism must be deteriorating.