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dvd's will not play consistently

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by js_9, Nov 30, 2001.

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  1. js_9

    js_9 Thread Starter

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    i have a dvd player that does not read dvd's consistently.
    most of the time when i put a dvd in my computer, it will not recognized it. my dvd drive spins for a very long time (the light on the dvd rom flashes for a long time) but it will not recognize a dvd.
    it plays cds fine and once in a great while the a dvd will be read. but usually the dvd-rom drive has to spin for a long time as well

    the model is a samsung dvd-rom 608.
    it came factory installed on a micronpc millennia 3xxx that i purchased over a year ago.

    i have been frustrated by this problem for a long time so any help would be very much appreciated.
     
  2. 4 Computer Fix

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    Does it do this with all cds or just dvds?

    Have you cleaned the dvdrom drive lately?

    Is it certain or all DVDs?

    What kind of video card do you have? Processor? RAM?
     
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    i have a pentium III 733 mhz processor with 384 mb ram.
    the video card is: nvidia riva tnt2 model (64 micron)

    yeah, i have cleaned my dvd player recently.

    cds play fine.
    dvd's don't, but i have only tried to play dvd movies
    as i don't have any games or software on dvd.
     
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    What software does the video card use for playing the DVD's?

    Mine came with video ATI DVD player.

    Might want to see if there is an upgrade for the software - or an update for the DVD player itself. Try looking on the Video card makers website for any updates and also on the DVD players website for any on it. IF you can't find it - tell me what you got and I'll do my best to find them for you.

    Hope this helps!!

    :)
     
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