The problem occoured yesterday when I was trying to read a CD, but after inserting the CD, the light of the drive blinked and nothing happened after 20 seconds, then it tried to read or write ... failed. I tried also all CDs I have, failed. Amazingly, when I was trying any DVDs for reading and writing, it worked perfectly... I thought I might need to reinstall the OS, but this didn't help since the installation is via CD. Anyone has met this problem before or anybody has ideas for this? Thanks!
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Re: My GMA-4082N only recognize DVDs, but not CDs
This is a common problem I have seen over the years it appears that the Laser for the CD, burns out, or the detector for the CD side of things fails..either way it usually results in DVD working 100% BUT the CD side if things is no good... Unfortuanatly it means ya gonna have to get another unit :(
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most sony CD and DVD players have a digital signature design to play CDs and DVDs that are original and licensed. some CDs or DVDs dont work since the player does not recognize or scan any digital signature embedded in the CD or a DVD. 2nd, lens problem causes most players not to read CDs nor DVDs. you can try to buy CD or DVD lens cleaners to have your lens cleaned.
1) The CD you're trying may be defective or empty. Try a different CD, one that you know for sure is good, maybe a music CD.
2) The lens may be dirty. Open the cd door and blast some compressed air into it
1. Remove your burner from your computer then open it by removing the screws under the burner. 2. When the cover has already been removed, get a cotton bud then soak it in alcohol to clean the lens. Because the lens might just be dirty. Then after that put the cover back by screwing it again then install it back to your computer.
The DVD -R +R means that you can read these types of DVDs that have been created elsewhere, it doesn't mean you can write to your DVD under the format of -R or +R. The CD is a CDRW which means you can read and write to CDs.
I don't think that a factory Satellite P100 has the ability to write to either DVD -R or +R, but to only CDs. I have a P200 that has a DVD -R +R/CDRW and it can't write DVDs. These DVDs you put in are for read only. My Toshiba A215 can but it's a DVDRW/CDRW.
I also have had the same problem with my DVD drive. I Downloaded the new updates from the Lg.com website and Walaaaaaaa!!!!!!!! the problem has been Solved. Do the same for your dvd drive and you also can get your problem solved..........
First go into Setup (usually F1,F2 or del) at start-up. See if your drives show up there. With Windows running, right click My Computer, left click Properties, left click Hardware, left click Device Manager, left click DVD/CD-ROM drives. Also check IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers. Do the drives show up there? If they do right click on drive and left click Update Driver. If they are not there go back to System Properties and left click on Add Hardware Wizard. This will search for devices. It may ask you to insert Windows CD which of course you can not do because the drives don't work. Try a different drive. When you cleaned out your computer did you delete or uninstall Office? That may be what caused this problem. None of this may work but it is a starting point.