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NEC 6650A Drive is not recognizing CDs

I have recently upgarded my Inspiron 6000 from XP home to XP Professional, Once done my DVD Drive NEC 6650A is not recognizing Normal CD(750 MB). How to Solve this roblem

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  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2007

    I've had my Dell Inspiron for 2 years with the NEC 6650A CD/DVD burning drive. For some reason my computer will now play DVDs fine, but will read no other type of disc, including installation disc, Audio Cds, nothing.

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2007

    I need to replace my hard drive on my DELL laptop. I reinstalled all the software and device drivers but now my NEC DVD+RW ND-6650A will play DVDs but does not recognize CDs.

  • Reiley150 Jan 19, 2008

    I have the same problem, my drive will read dvds just fine, but will do nothing with a cd of any type.

  • Al2204 Jan 21, 2008

    same problem on my dell inspiron 1300. dvd is fine, sound is fine however no cd's will work and it does detect them in the tray ??? Help its driving me mad.

  • imyl Apr 14, 2008

    My NEC ND-6650A suddently stopped playing normal CDs (DVDs are fine). I have donwloaded the latest drivers, but still won't work. I do not understand why it stopped so sudden. It does not make sense!!!! Can someone help?

  • js29 May 08, 2008

    One fine day, on my DELL Inspiron E1505, the cd drive stopped working. I was in the middle of burning a CD and it stopped. Now, it does not recognize CDs, but plays DVDs fine. It doesnt write DVDs either.

    I saw a lot of people with this problem, but has anyone had a solution. Please help!!!!!

  • Anonymous Jun 14, 2008


    I was burning a CD using Nero. I accidently hit the open button on the DVD Drive. This ejected the CD and stop the burning. Now my drive will only read DVD and will not read any CD. The Drive is a NEC 6650A and is used on a laptop Dell Latitude D810.

  • Anonymous Jun 23, 2008

    After a year or so working fine, my DVD RW became invisible to my computer. It spins up when a disc is inserted but never shows up in MyComputer list therefore never reads any data.

  • Rajsgp Nov 19, 2008

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Refer to for a solution for I/O errors, which caused my own inability to use the drive. Hope that the page helps.

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My drive will not read anything. CD's or DVD's. But on a rare blue moon, it will work. please someone help!

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