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DVD Drive does not recognize media

By candoo384
Oct 10, 2006
  1. I just bought a laptop off of ebay and the dvd drive does not regognize cds in it. It tells me that they are un formatted and they must be formatted. I know the cds work because i use them in my pc all the time. Any ideas? I already re installed the drivers.
     
  2. candoo384

    candoo384 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it plays dvds just doesnt accept cds
     
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    This is a common hardware issue and I'd consider returning it (if possible).

    Otherwise, there are few explainations for it.
     
  4. candoo384

    candoo384 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks i returned the drive and waiting for a new one.
     
  5. N-Guy

    N-Guy TS Rookie Posts: 153

    You bought a laptop from eBay w/ a "defective" disc drive and you were able to return just the disc drive O_O?
     
  6. candoo384

    candoo384 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes, i bought from a company called csr and they have a 30 warranty on hardware for all of their refurbished laptops.
     
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