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The hp DVD Player on my compaq presario no longer works. it plays cds fine, but when I try to watch a dvd, it doesn't even recognize that there is a disc in the drive. I've updated the driver but nothing seems to help. I'm stumped.
This problem can often be caused by the DVD player software thinking it is in
a region different than your discs. (DVD discs are often encoded with
'region codes' meaning a disc purchased in Asia will not work in a
player expecting to see North American discs)
What can happen is the player 'forgets' where it is, and your regioned discs won't play any longer (region free discs should continue to work as will audio CDs ....)
A power surge, random cosmic ray or similar flakiness can cause a player to 'forget' what region it was designed for ....
If that is what has happened you need to 'reset' the region code.
Altho I can diagnose this, I have NO CLUE as to how to do this with a hp DVD player. Anyone out there know how to reset the region codes for this (or generically for a DVD player?)
Posted on Jan 22, 2008
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