CD / DVD Player not working

  mteepee 11:04 08 Jun 09

My CD / DVD player has stopped working. When I put a disc in you can hear it trying to read but it does not work. The player will play commercial pre-recorded film DVD's ok but will not play commercial pre-recorded music CD's which seems a bit strange!

  Stuartli 11:19 08 Jun 09

A DVD player has two lasers, one for CDs and the other for DVDs; the CD laser may well have packed up.

Before replacing it (cheap as chips these days), try first Uninstalling the optical drive in Device Manager and Rebooting.

Windows will reinstall the basic CDROM driver and, if the drive is OK, it should work properly again.

  Stuartli 11:20 08 Jun 09 "it" I mean, of course, the optical drive itself.

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