DVD drive not reading DVD discs

  Bob S 09:22 21 Mar 2007

My LG DVD drive has given up playing or reading DVD discs although CD's work perfectly. Could this be a faulty drive or a software problem?

  skidzy 10:04 21 Mar 2007

As dvd/cd drive has two lasers,it may be that dvd laser has died.

When you open MY computer with a dvd disc inserted...does it recognise this ?..but just does not play

  Bob S 10:10 21 Mar 2007

Skidzy - thanks for your quick reply. No, it won't read the dvd. It tells me to insert a disc. I didn't know there are two lasers in these drives, so I suppose that's the answer - one dead one!

  skidzy 10:19 21 Mar 2007

Few things to try before removing /replacing the drive.
Look at my first posting click here

  skidzy 10:22 21 Mar 2007

Please read carefully and follow the instructions to the letter.And back up the registry before making/editing the registry.

If the advice does not work,you could try resetting the DMA just incase changes have been made to PIO from DMA

  skidzy 10:23 21 Mar 2007

DMA reset tool click here

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