I've got an Evesham laptop which works brilliantly, except recently it's stopped playing DVDs.It's a Sony DVD RW DW-U54A and still recognises CDs, but when DVD discs (movie or data) are plugged in, it won't recognise them and acts as though nothing is inserted.Has anyone had this problem before? Or does anyone know how I can go about resolving it?Regardss.
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Unfortunately, that didn't seem to work - it couldn't recognise a fault :(Unsure why the drive can still read CDs, but not DVDs (or FootballManager!)Any help at all would be appreciated.Thanks again
Is autoplay enabled on the drive? Have you tried cleaning the drive lens? Do you get any error messages on the screen after inserting a dvd?
is it a caddy drive . or slot built in .I have trouble with caddy drive now and again .(magazine dvd cover disks )I remove and clean connecting points .and at same time clean lense
Methedrine - yes autoplay is enabled, but that aside, when I go into My Computer (or Windows Media/PowerDVD), it doesn't recognise that there's a disc in the drive.I've tried cleaning the lens, but again, it doesn't seem to help :(Fitcher - unfortunately, it's a slot built in.Does anyone know how much it would cost to replace the drive? how easy a task is it?Regards
What make of Evesham laptop is it?
DUH!!! Make! I mean model. Stupid Meth!
Could be that the DVD laser is kaput and the CD equivalent still OK.
Try uninstalling the drive from Device Manager and then rebooting - Windows should reinstall it as New Hardware along with the basic Windows CDROM driver.If things are still the same then it may well be the DVD laser.
Thanks Stuartli - I'll try that one when I get home from work. Meth - it's a Voyager 6200 (1gbRAM, 3.2gHz AMD, 15" screen, DVDRW drive)
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