DVD Drive Unusable for music or dvds.

  diesel1948 13 Jul 13
Locked

I am running a dell dimension 9200 on windows7 ultimate. I don't put DVDS in very often. The other day I did and it did not play. I then tried a music disc and that never worked. Could this be something that I have done or is it just the player gone bump. Any advice on how to check this out please. Terry.

  rdave13 13 Jul 13
  diesel1948 13 Jul 13

Regret to say Dave it did not work.

  wee eddie 13 Jul 13

Replacement DVD Drives are available for £20 or less and are simple to replace

  wee eddie 13 Jul 13

Here's how: - Instructions and a Video There are many more on YouTube

  rdave13 13 Jul 13

Another thing to try is to open Device Manager, expand DVD/CD-ROM, right click the drive and select uninstall. Click yes to the warning. At the top then click the Action tab and select 'Scan for hardware changes'. Close Device Manager when completed. Try the drive now.

  diesel1948 13 Jul 13

That did not resolve the problem Dave, I also found when I put camera sd card in to slot it did nothing also. but when I connected card to a little integral usb key and put it into usb slot the pictures downloaded to computer. Could this be linked? By the way when disc gets put into dvd drive it makes noise like juddering. Also nothing comes up on screen, like choices. Thanks for info on Eddie on new drive, I think that may be next move.

  Jollyjohn 13 Jul 13

Does the drive read a data disc? If not then it is probably time to replace it.

  diesel1948 15 Jul 13

No John it does not read anything.

Advertisement

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Should I upgrade to Windows 10? 8 reasons why you should upgrade to Windows 10... and 2 why you…

We are being sold the ability to spend money we don't have. And we love it

Microsoft claims its new VR lens system is better than Oculus Rift's

Apple Music preview: Why Spotify should be scared of Apple's impressive new music-streaming service

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message