CD & DVD Not Reading CDs

scottyboydfc

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Alright Guys,

My Philips DVD-RAM SDVD8821 has recentely stopped reading CDs, blank and normal.

However, it reads both blank and normal DVDs and writes them fine.

This gets annoying as a lot of stuff is on CDs

Any ideas as to my problem?

All help appreciated

Cheers
 

zerofool2005

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Maybe it needs a firmware upgrade or you got something ony our computer
 

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Could it be something as simple as a dirty lens? give a cleaning disk a try.
 

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If cleaning etc hasnt helped you could try upgrading the firmware for your drive, have a look on google for the latest version and give it a try, fixed afew issues with my NEC drive before
 

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You most likely have to replace the laser assy, one diode reads cd`s and another reads dvd`s, it`s a common fault.
 

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it makes noises like its reading it, that continues for like 15 mins then it stops.

i will try a cleaning disc and firmware upgrade now, be back in 10 mins with the results
 

scottyboydfc

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cant find any firmware, can anyone assist, its a philips dvd-ram sdvd8821 in an hp pavillion dv6000
 
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