sony vaio laptop cd/dvd not working

  casca 10:17 03 Aug 05

Hello all this is my first post.

My sony vail laptop (PCG-V505BP)dvd has stopped working. It plays cd's fine, but when i try to access a dvd the disc is not recognised. Some times when I try a dvd there is a "chugging" sound, but then it fails to read the disc. It may be the laser is bust. Any ideas? if bust anyone know where or what a good replacement/upgrade would be.

Regards, casca

  recap 10:54 03 Aug 05

Hello casca and welcome to the PCA Forums.

Check in system to see if there is an exclamation mark against the drive. If there is follow the wizard for troubleshooting tips or post back here and somebody will help you further.

To check the system go to: Start/Settings/Control Panel/System/Device Manager select the drive then Properties. Sorry if this is teaching granny to suck eggs.

Your laser may just need cleaning. You can use a CD cleaning disc to do this.

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