[Wolves] Hardware problem

Andrew Lewis 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?

<cough> bin.


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