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Windows 7: An issue with DVD/CD-Rom drive

23 Dec 2011   #1
Shakry4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
An issue with DVD/CD-Rom drive

Ever since I've had my new laptop, I have had problems with the DVD/CD drive (Slimtype DVD A DS8A5SH ATA Device). It plays some music CDs perfectly fine, but then has trouble with other music CDs and won't play them properly... The sound is very fuzzy and has huge gaps!

I have another laptop that is very old and slow (I rarely use it) and all of my music CDs play perfectly fine on it, so I know there's likely to be a problem with my fairly new laptop.

I've tried to play the CDs that don't play properly by using two softwares: Windows Media Player and Itunes... but they both have the same issue.

I've gone to Troubleshoot Audio Playback and it said that 'no issues were present'. I've also done checks for updates and there aren't any.

I'm wondering what the issue could be and how to fix it? If there's a particular setting that I have to choose or something specific I need to download that can fix the issue? Or is my DVD/CD drive faulty? Just odd how it can play some music CDs perfectly fine and not others.

Thank you!


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23 Dec 2011   #2
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Shakry4, welcome to Seven Forums.

are the cd's original or home made?
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23 Dec 2011   #3
Shakry4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The CDs are original
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23 Dec 2011   #4
Qdos

 

The most likely explanation is a faulty optical drive, or a dirty lens within the drive.
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23 Dec 2011   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You say your laptop is fairly new.

If it is still under warranty I'd be contacting the manufacturer or reseller for a replacement optical drive.
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23 Dec 2011   #6
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Get a lens cleaner disc, as Qdos suggestion could be correct.
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23 Dec 2011   #7
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
You say your laptop is fairly new.

If it is still under warranty I'd be contacting the manufacturer or reseller for a replacement optical drive.
Yes, that is the way to go. It is most likely to be a drive problem and an intermittent one at that.
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