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By leila23 ·
hi there i was wondering if somebody could help?for some reason my my cd drive is only reading cd-roms,i have tried audio cds blank ones and dvds but it is just saying insert disk.i dont have a clue what is wrong with it and was wondering if i should try buying a new hardrive.
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YOU CAN TRY THIS

by sehul.bhatt In reply to cd drive

IS YOUR CD DRIVE DVD READER OR WRITTER ?
ALSO PROBLEM MAY HAVE OCCURED BEACAUSE OF THE AGING CONDITION OF THE CD THAT YOU INSERTED.TRY WITH SOME OTHER DATA CD OR MUSIC CDS.

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It would help to know if this is even connected to a Computer

by OH Smeg In reply to cd drive

But with Computer DVD Drives they have 2 Different Wavelength LED's to generate the Light Beams that are used to read the different Formats.

If a Disc is left in the drive all the time the LED can fail and the Optical Drive can then no longer read that Disc Type.

So if you have a DVD Burner installed in a computer and it can read CD Media but not Audio Disc's there is something seriously wrong with it no matter what OS is in use. However if it just can not play Audio CD's the OS or associated Software may not be loading or be installed correctly.

As for DVDs depending on what type of Computer DVD Drive you have some can not read DVD +R and some are unable to read DVD -R though from memory the DVD -R are the more common type. You first need to look at the drawer on the Optical Drive to see what it says if it doesn't say DVD on the outside it doesn't read DVDs so they are a non issue. If it says DVD the drive should read all types of Disc provided that the DVD Disc's are a supported Format but all CD's shouldn't be an issue.

For DVD Players connected to a TV or Home Entertainment System things are a bit different they tend to read it all with the possible exception of DVD +R as some of the older ones didn't support this format.

If the Drive is not reading Audio Disc's that are manufactured and the Disc's actually work in another Drive you need to look at cleaning the Read Head of the Drive with one of the available DVD/CD Cleaners.

Of course if the Disc's have a dirty/Scratched Data Face there is very little chance of them being read by anything.

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