[Wolves] Hardware problem
andrew at monkeysailor.co.uk
Sat Apr 29 23:10:36 BST 2006
> Does anybody have any idea why a DVD RW drive will read a DVD, any DVD
> but it does not even register the fact that a CD has been inserted?
> After some searching on many hardware tech sites/forums the opposite
> seems to be common; where a CD is recognised but a DVD is not. Trust
> me to be awkward :-)
Yes, it's broken. I get this quite often, especially if the drive is out
of a 'branded' pc for some reason.....
> It's a Philips drive (I think, it's not mine) in a Dell tower PC that
> is a couple of years old.
It's particularly prevalent in Philips drives - we have a motto at work:
never buy philips.
> The lens is clean and all leads are in place. I have stripped the
> drive down as far as it will go and put it back together. It still
> plays DVDs but not CDs...
yup.... that'll be broken
> Any ideas?
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