hi, i have an acer travelmate 4151lmi whose dvd/cd rw no longer recognises cd's in any format. it will still recognise dvd's. the drive is a slimtype SOSW-833S, i'm not sure whether it's a sony drive or a lite-on. typically my warranty expired this month. i've had a look around for ideas but haven't come across anything that would help and wondered if anyone had suggestions? oh, and it was last working properly 2-3 days ago.
i didn't think that dvd's and cd's used different lasers so no, i'll try and order a cleaner disk from somewhere. although i won't hold out much hope since this fault is quite well documented, it's just typical that it's occurred only days after my warranty expired!
yep tried system restore with no luck. i can't get to the autoplay/perform/restore defaults bit. if i go start/right my comp/properties where is the autoplay option? did you mean go to device manager? but even in device manager/right dvd drive/properties i can't find the autoplay option.
once i insert the cd it just kinda clicks, and continues spinning