Music and video play on laptop CD/DVD drive but not data files

By flier109
Jan 3, 2012
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  1. Having dredged the internet, I came across this forum amongst the many with questions relating to cd drives working but dvd not etc, but my issue is slightly different, i think.

    CDs seem to play ok, and so do DVDs, but I seem to have a problem with my laptop reading a disc with DS games on it that it used to read no problem. The discs can be used in my other half's laptop, so it is clearly a problem with my laptop.

    I'd appreciate if anyone could advise where I can start to solve this problem
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    You need to have the CD/DVD drive replaced. Internal lasers fail in strange ways. The drives are not too expensive and they are easy to replace


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