dvd drive will not play movies but reads data cds

  terrym 17:58 15 Dec 06

My Targa 1600 laptop has stopped playing dvd movies on Power DVD software that was preinstalled, it just hangs. I have tried the uninstall and reinstalling the software but without success. Dvd drive will allow read / write data files from cds. Any ideas or is it time to dump the dvd drive and install new hardware. Does anyone know if the dvd drive on Targa 1600 laptops is built-in and can not be replaced without having an external drive?

  postie24 18:19 15 Dec 06

Sounds as if the laser has given up.There are two lasers in your laptop drive,one for cds,the other which has died,is for dvds.Not to sure on your laptop,but most drives can be replaced

  baldtaco 19:13 15 Dec 06

If click here won't play it that would support what postie24 said.

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