I've got a HLDT GSAH 55N DVD Drive... it works ok with CDs (original and burnt) and I can watch video DVDs with no trouble. However, I've tried installing some PC Games in DVD (Neverwinter Nights Diamond, Assassin's Creed) and it won't recognize the disc. It'll just keep on tryin to read it and kill my PC.
Testimonial: "Thanks for the quick advice... I just updated to the newest firmware and still no luck.
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Because you have replaced the DVD drive it may have a Lost DVD Key.
Xbox 360 DVD drives are Married to the
motherboard of the console that they came with. If you simply replace a
faulty drive with a working one, the console will not read game discs,
only DVDs and CDs. You need to either repair the original drive, or
swap it's controller board with a drive of the same model. (There are a
few different drive variants, so you need a drive of the same model) If
repairing the drive and putting it's controler board into an identicle
drive doesn't solve your problem, there is really no possibility of
regaining game functionality.
i understand that your pc has a single dvd-drive that has the problem that it dos read dvds but not cds... please give model because this is a rare error. to check it, get the following disks and the freeware program 'burnatonce' (it is a burning software that accesses the drives on a lower than windows basis ) to check from the hardware side what the problem is:
install burnatonce run it open tools/device info and check if the following disc are really recognized or not
a standard music cd(audio cd) a computer cd(original ! windows install cd or other install cd) a self burnt cd containing mp3's (CD-R type, 700MB or800MB) any other computer cd for pc
an original film dvd a selfburnt film dvd (DVD-R) an original computer-data dvd (any PC-Game will do)
Hi i have Sony AW-G170A on 2 pc's and almoust at same period both
pc's started not to read DVD cds, cds that were writen by the same
drive so ive check the net and end up updating the Firmwares 1.71 to
1.75 so check this link. And get AW-G170A Firmware 1.75 then u gonna need Binflash to update the Firmware get Win32 GUI version if u use Win Xp. Open the program press Flash find the location of the 1.75 Firmware and update it restart pc and it should work it worked for me.
Chances are, your DVD player uses one laser to read CDs, and a different laser to read DVDs (since Cds and DVDs are read at different wavelenghts of light). If the DVDs you're trying to watch work properly in other DVD players, it probably means that the DVD laser is dirty, damaged, or burned out. Though you can try cleaning the laser (use Google for suggestions on how to do this, or check the Audiovox website), you will most likely have to get the DVD player repaired, or buy a replacement.
Many of the newer CD/DVD players sold today use a single combination laser, which reads both CDs and DVDs, which means that when the laser fails, it will not work at all. Wish I had better news for you, but I guess that the only consolation you have is that your Audivox player still works with CDs...