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cd/dvd combo rom cant read dvd disc

By vukait ·
I have sahara computer with cd/dvd combo player recently I was playing dvd and it just stopped playing. I removed the dvd because i though it have a scratch and insert it back to the rom but it didnt play in fact it shows that is not reading it. I then inserted the cd it played as normal without problems in a same rom. How can i fix this?

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by BFilmFan In reply to cd/dvd combo rom cant rea ...

Does it read other DVD's?

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by rpreuss In reply to cd/dvd combo rom cant rea ...

I have had that happen to me as well. I had to go into the properties of the IDE channel that the drive was installed on and change the mode that it was running under.

Specifically, in the Controll Panel, open the system Icon, choose the Hardware tab, open the Device manager, expand IDE Controllers, right click on the controller being used (normally secondary for CD/DVD Drives), Choose the Advanced Settings Tab, and change the transfer mode. That fixed it for me, but now I have to have it in DMA mode to write DVD's, and PIO mode to read, not sure why but it works that way.

Hope that helps.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to cd/dvd combo rom cant rea ...

As the DVD ROMS get hot when reading will it read the same or other DVD after it has been allowed to cool down?

If it no longer works I would be willing to place a bet that something in it has been destroyed by the heat when it's operating. If it's still Under Warranty make a RMA call and if it isn't replace it with a DVD Burner they are cheap enough not to bother with those Combo drives.


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