My Dell Dimension 9150 DVD has suddenly stopped working

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FellowP56

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Hi all,

I've enjoyed periodically watching new DVD films on my Dell Dimension, which has a separate cd player. The system came with Cine Player, which always conflicted with my Power DVD, but I'd simply close the Cine Player, and all would be fine. Over Christmas 2010 I'd inserted a new film into the DVD drawer, only to watch Cine Player and Power DVD 'duke it out', before it would stop completely. I closed both, and tried again, with the same results. I gave up and watched the film on my laptop, with no problem.
There was never an error message, the dvd player simply blinked for a while, then made a loud whirring noise, and abruptly stopped, with the green light going out.

About a week later, I inserted another 'tried and true' film, only to watch the system 'hang' for thirty seconds with the same flashing green light, before making the same whirring noise and stopping, lights out. Figuring that the problem was the obvious jostling of CinePlayer and Power DVD that I'd seen before, I uninstalled CinePlayer and restarted, but Power DVD wouldn't work either.

I've since done the DVD troubleshoot rout, and found and installed the decoder that matches my system. Now I have Real Player working, which now presents a cd or dvd option.
Today, I've checked the cd player and tried the same cd in the DVD drawer, both of which work. When I put a dvd into the dvd player, no error message, just a blinking green light, then nothing.
When I follow the leads to my Computer and look up my CD/DVD file, it states that my cd/dvd are working fine.

Any thoughts? Thanks.
 
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