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DVD/CD drive cannot read CD/RW disk

Discussion in 'General Hardware Issues' started by Benbecula, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. Benbecula

    Benbecula Established Techie7 Member

    I am in the process of writing some valuable family history photo files from my old pc to a CD/RW disc to transfer to my 'new' pc. The files are written to the CD/RW disc ok. However the HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4418B DVD/CD-rom drive does not appear to be able to read the CD/RW disc. It sounds just like a floppy drive opening up, chuntering away. The files are definitely written to the disk as I have opened them on my old pc.

    I would be grateful for any assistance.

    Benbecula - silver surfer
  2. penguinpaul

    penguinpaul Dedicated Member

    Hmm, I have a friend with one of those drives, and his stopped reading DVDs. He bought a new drive in the end. I don't think that they're that reliable, cos the LG ones like that in school never work...
  3. Benbecula

    Benbecula Established Techie7 Member

    Many thanks penguinpaul. I managed to suss it all out in the end and hopefully it won't misbehave again.

  4. leoleeds

    leoleeds Techie7 New Member

    Looking to find the same answer how did you resolve your issue?
  5. Benbecula

    Benbecula Established Techie7 Member

    I couldn't resolve the problem and suspected the drive was u/s. I have a total new set up now. Sorry I couldn't be of any assistance.
  6. artmy

    artmy Guest

    Hi Friend,
    It would be better if you discuss with tech support people according to your computer problem. I am sure tech support people will guide you properly for solve your problems.

  7. penguinpaul

    penguinpaul Dedicated Member

    This whole forum is based on helping others with advice etc so that they do not need to go through the long and painful processor of tech support.
    After all, there are quite a few members on here who are far more experienced than your average tech support, which is what makes this forum so sucessful in helping others :yes: