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Dvd not playing

By amine34
Jul 19, 2009
  1. i have hp 2530ea laptop the dvd/cd drive has started only playing audio cds but no dvds ,i have k-lite codec pack installed. i have tried reinstalling driver i have reset the drive in to its bay.device manager says it is fine but it certainly is not ....any ideas on how to rectify this or what is the cause..thanks
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    That HP actually has an optical drive driver?
    The codec is for audio.
    Is it under warranty, or is it more than a year old.
    How much do you use it.
    If over a year old, and used frequently, it is probably good to buy a replacement.
    Borrow a drive from a friend to assure that the laptop works. Then go from ther.e
     
  3. amine34

    amine34 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for the reply...it is more than a year old so no warrenty ..can you tell me what you mean by optical drive,does this make a difference is there other things i should be checking in device manager other than the dvd drive entry.are replaceMENT drives a standard size and fit,are how much should i be paying for a new one ,can you recommend a good one.regards
     
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