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DVD Rom Problem

By mattywillko
Oct 24, 2004
  1. My DVD Rom is detecing normal cds and data files, but not DVD's. The model is a GSA 4040b and i think it is a hitachi model. Does anyone know what is wrong? Thank you.
     
  2. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 664

    Try cleaning it with a dvd lens cleaning disc. I suspect though that the dvd mechanism has worn out though (AFAIK they use 1 laser for DVD and another for CDs)
     
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    This wouldn't be the first time I've seen a DVD ROM able to read CDs, but not DVDs. It might be time to replace the drives, especially since combo drives are so inexpensive now ($35 or so).
     
  4. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    That model is an LG .I've got one check their web and update the firmware if there is one availible.
     
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