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Windows 7: DVD Drive can read CD but not DVD

29 Dec 2010   #1
dothackjhe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (desktop) / x64 (laptop)
 
 
DVD Drive can read CD but not DVD

Hi all. Our old PC suddenly won't turn on after using it last day so we had a computer technician check it for us and he assumed that its motherboard is busted / defective. So he replaced it with a new one. The new mobo is an Asus P5KPL-AM EPU motherboard. But that is not the problem. The problem is about its DVD drive --- the DVD Drive can read CDs but not DVDs. That drive used to work fine before. I could even burn DVD games from there before. What seems to be the problem here?

The DVD Drive is an LG HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NP20. Could the problem be hardware or software (driver) related?


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29 Dec 2010   #2
Pusspa

 
 

when that happened to me it meant the drive was dead.
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29 Dec 2010   #3
SeanHellen

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

agreed - happened to me and it turned out the dvd reading mechanism was bust - apparently there are 2 mechanisms in a drive, 1 for cd and 1 for dvd iirc

iirc (again ) the drive I had was made by LG too
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29 Dec 2010   #4
Pusspa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SeanHellen View Post
...apparently there are 2 mechanisms in a drive, 1 for cd and 1 for dvd
yep two lasers...
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