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Forum: Hardware & Devices 18 Mar 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 8,163
Posted By PastorOfMuppets
I'd just like to update this with a fix - I have...

I'd just like to update this with a fix - I have managed to restore my laptop's DVD-playing capabilities!

Having used DVD burning software in the past (Nero, Daemon Tools, etc), I wondered whether...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 Feb 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 8,163
Posted By PastorOfMuppets
Oh - I was trying to play media DVDs (i.e. a...

Oh - I was trying to play media DVDs (i.e. a film/TV show/etc). They are legal copies, and the region is definitely correct.

The drive recognises a blank DVD (it automatically asks me if I want to...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 Feb 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 8,163
Posted By PastorOfMuppets
Yeah I'd considered taking it in, but ultimately...

Yeah I'd considered taking it in, but ultimately the problem is either going to be something silly (i.e. a box needs ticking, drivers aren't installed correctly, etc) or a hardware issue (i.e. a...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 Feb 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 8,163
Posted By PastorOfMuppets
Well yeah it's something I could try, I have the...

Well yeah it's something I could try, I have the recovery disks (somewhere). Seems very OTT for what should be a simple problem I'd have thought.

To be honest, if that was literally the only...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 Feb 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 8,163
Posted By PastorOfMuppets
Assuming the same USB drive and DVD are used...

Assuming the same USB drive and DVD are used here:

Another computer can play the DVD either using the optical drive or using the external usb drive - insert disc, autoplay function kicks in, dvd...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 22 Feb 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 8,163
Posted By PastorOfMuppets
Hopefully digging up my old thread is acceptable...

Hopefully digging up my old thread is acceptable here, as I'm still having the same issue. CD/DVD drive reads and plays CDs, but not DVDs. The issue isn't the drive lens. I've tried using a USB DVD...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 Jul 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 8,163
Posted By PastorOfMuppets
Well yeah, I wasn't going to quote "blowing on...

Well yeah, I wasn't going to quote "blowing on it" as a permanent fix...When I have the time and patience, I'll give it a proper clean with a disc/rubbing alcohol.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 12 Jul 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 8,163
Posted By PastorOfMuppets
Okay. I reckon you're spot-on with the lens...

Okay. I reckon you're spot-on with the lens needing a clean - the other day, it worked again, but then promptly stopped the next day, so i took the disc out, and blew lightly on the lens, then tried...
Forum: General Discussion 09 Jul 2012
Replies: 1,941
Views: 84,605
Posted By PastorOfMuppets
Hello all, new to the forums. Posted up today...

Hello all, new to the forums. Posted up today about a DVD-read issue i'm having, though solarmystic was very quick to respond with some advice. So far, it seems like a very well-organised, helpful...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 09 Jul 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 8,163
Posted By PastorOfMuppets
Is this definitely the only option? The laptop is...

Is this definitely the only option? The laptop is less than a year old and hasn't been damaged in any way. I'd be amazed (and a little worried) if a component such as this has stopped working already!
Forum: Hardware & Devices 09 Jul 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 8,163
Posted By PastorOfMuppets
Hi solarmystic, thanks for your reply. Haha yeah,...

Hi solarmystic, thanks for your reply. Haha yeah, I'm a fan of Metallica, amongst others!

Unfortunately I don't have a USB drive, no...

The problem is limited to playing DVDs - it recognises...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 09 Jul 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 8,163
Posted By PastorOfMuppets
Dell Inspiron laptop unable to read DVDs

Morning all,

From what I can see, this seems to be a fairly common problem across computers...

My Dell Inspiron n5010 (Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit) sporadically won't read DVDs. A couple of...
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