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cdrom won't play sound

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  1. trunker

    trunker Thread Starter

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    Got a friend who's cdrom won't play audio cd's anymore. Reads data discs fine. Also plays wave, etc files so it's not the sound card. Checked audio cable connections, mpc cable from drive to sound card, and everything in 'volume controls'. Drive is almost brand new so I can't figure the drive would crap out. I thought if a drive went it wouldn't read anything not just sound.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. Rockn

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    How are you playing wave files from the CD? Do you have a CD with wav files on it? Could actually be the sound card's audio in that has crapped out. See if you can get a different CD-ROM to test out that it is either the sound card or the CD-ROM that has gone bad. Should be able to just plug in a replacement and go.
     
  3. trunker

    trunker Thread Starter

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    Tried 3 different cd player programs and counters work (track time left etc) and it shows cd playing but no sound. plays any other type of sound from anywhere but cdrom. Would sound card not play just cdrom?
     
  4. Rockn

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    I was asking if you could play wav files from the CD-ROM itself....like a CD with wav files on it. If the counters are moving in the apps you problably have something muted in the playback device settings. Double click the little speaker icon in the systray by the clock and see if anything is muted.
     
  5. trunker

    trunker Thread Starter

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    Yes, I can play wav files from the cdrom. I've checked all the settings in volume control and in device manager. The only sound I can't get is cd audio (music cd's).
    I'm going to try swaping my drive with my friend's drive (got to pull it out anyway to fix my mpc cable) and vice-versa to see what I get.
     
  6. ~Candy~

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    Open the sound control panel, go to options, properties, place a check mark in every box under 'show the followng volume control' --- then go back and make sure nothing is muted....also check the volume levels.
     
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