[Wolves] Hardware problem

Kevanf1 kevanf1 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 30 12:42:11 BST 2006

On 29/04/06, Andrew Lewis <andrew at monkeysailor.co.uk> wrote:
> > 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.
> spline

Righto :-)
I am only human, please forgive me if I make a mistake it is not deliberate.
PLEASE DON'T drink and drive it's not clever, it's just stupid.

Kevan Farmer

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