CD wont read

  ryangt 07:35 20 Sep 2008
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Hello all.

My system is a dell inspiron 6000

My problem: The cd drive will not read cd's at all.

It will read and play dvds. just not cd's

any ideas folks?

I have not changed or reconfigured anything at all.... it just stopped working.
any advice would be great, thank you

  johndrew 09:55 20 Sep 2008

You could try running a cleaning disk in case it is dirty, but the DVD and CD functions are separate so it could also be the CD part has failed.

  Pineman100 17:24 21 Sep 2008

To check and see whether there's a problem with the drive, try putting a data CD in, and then inspect it from Windows Explorer. If you can see all the folders/files on the disk, your drive is probably OK.

  ryangt 01:54 22 Sep 2008

Yes if i put a music cd in the drive, i can see the files. I just cannot play them from the drive or by any other means.

  johndrew 13:53 22 Sep 2008

"My problem: The cd drive will not read cd's at all. "

Not quite true as if you can "see" them the CD is being read.

If it is only music that you can`t play, perhaps if you tell us what player you are using and how you are trying to play the music we will be able to advise you better.

  lotvic 21:44 23 Sep 2008

for info (to help) link to previous thread click here problem with DVD region (solved)
and also CD music problem (not solved)

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