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Won't recognize dvds

I used to be able to play anything on my Sony CD-RW/DVD-ROM crx300e. now it will only play audio and vcds. i reinstalled my powerdvd 4 then downloaded the trial version powerdvd 7 to see if the version was the problem. still nothing for my dvd. I also tried uninstalling my drive for the computer to do an automatic search and install when i re-booted. still nothing. i cannot afford to pay for a decoder, but i suspect even that won't work. what to do?

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  • Celina Cristobal May 11, 2007

    thanks for the info. burners in my country aren't inexpensive in our currency. guess i'll just have to save up. thanks again!

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I think your DVD burner is faulty and requires replacing, as they are very innexpensive to replace as you wili probably know,so don't waste too much time trying to solve it. It isnt the decoder as thats a peice software that comes in certain burning programmes, the laser is able to read cds as the tracks are wider apart than dvd's and are easier to read. The drives dont last as long as they used to because, keeping the price of burners down, like anything else means cutting corners and costs and in burners cases as was the case with PS2's the lasers are cheap and soon fail.

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