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Is my DVD-rom spoilt or just...?

By kowh01 ·
I have failed to read certain disc for a few weeks back but was able to read most of the disc. Recently, I've found out that it is unable to read all kind CD/DVD roms. Device manager shows that it is working properly and the drive can still be seen in My Computer. Is the player spoilt?

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by kowh01 In reply to Is my DVD-rom spoilt or j ...

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by angsax In reply to Is my DVD-rom spoilt or j ...

First of all, you need to know who the manufacturer is (not the name plate, but the actual maker). Then go to their homepage and see if there are any firmware upgrades (be careful here) available. If so, download and install (BE VERY CAREFUL). If not, you can dissemble the drive and make sure the lens is clean (alcohol on a cotton swab - qtip).

Of course, it's not going to read formats it isn't desighned to read unless there's a patch to download (could be software or firmware).

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by kowh01 In reply to Is my DVD-rom spoilt or j ...

I have just reliaed a few days ago the the DVD rom will only be able to read disc after i start up windows for abt 30 minutes or when the labtop is well 'heated up'. Can anyone give me an idea? The DVD rom is a make by Pioneer.

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by opatzg In reply to Is my DVD-rom spoilt or j ...

start with a cd cleaner, next if it's a laptop, reseat the cd/dvd rom drive in its port. target or walmart should have a cleaner art a reasonable price. Good luck

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