ATAPI dvd-rom 16x not reading disc

  mickieboy 08:47 21 Oct 2006

Could someone help; my ATAPl dvd-rom will not read my daughters new Sims game. It,s a Sims 2 pets expansion pack.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:02 21 Oct 2006

Does it read other CDs / DVDs?

If so, then disk is faulty take it back.

If not, then post back for further advice.

  mickieboy 12:11 21 Oct 2006

Yes it does read other cds; but the Sims disc works in my other computer which would indicate a problem with my daughters computer.


  rodriguez 12:43 21 Oct 2006

Is it an original disc? If it's a copy, then some older drives have problems reading them because of the dark recording ink and the + and - disc formats. If it's an original, check for dirt and scratches as some drives read through dirt and scratches better than others. Also try playing a DVD film in it to check if the drive is in full working order. I had a Samsung DVD ROM drive before and it was terrible, it would read CDs fine but if you played a DVD it would cut out and stop reading it after a bit. If the drive needs replacing, they're quite cheap now and you can get one for about £15 - £20.

  mickieboy 21:27 21 Oct 2006

thank you


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