Problem with DVD player in HP Pavilion

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Hi there. Sort of stuck here and hope someone can explain or diagnose
what is up with my pc - sort of thing.

Problem is my HP Pavillion DVD player won't play some of my DVD's. I
have Intervideo WinDVD4 SE and funnily enough some DVD's play and some
don't.

I know there is a problem straight after I place the DVD in the drive
tray and close it. Nothing happens except for "clicking" noises comong
from the tower.

No icons appear on screen and the accord to the computer the E drive
is empty.

Is there a solution? Any suggestions? I live in the UK and some of the
DVD's are Region 1 and some other regions. Is this a factor? If so is
it possible to configure a pc so it will play all region DVD's?

Any help on these issues would be enormously appreciated. Cheers!
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    "pc_newbie" <gotta_fix_my_pc@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:15e06309.0504230352.60f72702@posting.google.com...
    Date: 23 Apr 2005 04:52:56 -0700

    Hi there. Sort of stuck here and hope someone can explain or
    diagnose what is up with my pc - sort of thing.

    Problem is my HP Pavillion DVD player won't play some of my
    DVD's. I have Intervideo WinDVD4 SE and funnily enough some
    DVD's play and some don't.

    I know there is a problem straight after I place the DVD in the
    drive tray and close it. Nothing happens except for "clicking"
    noises comong from the tower.

    No icons appear on screen and the accord to the computer the E
    drive is empty.

    Is there a solution? Any suggestions? I live in the UK and some
    of the DVD's are Region 1 and some other regions. Is this a
    factor? If so is it possible to configure a pc so it will play
    all region DVD's?

    Any help on these issues would be enormously appreciated.
    Cheers!

    Sounds like the laser is failing in the drive. There are two lasers.
    One for DVDs and another one for CDs. You could try one of those DVD
    cleaners, but I seriously doubt that will help at all. So I really
    believe you are in need of a new DVD drive. Sorry that I didn't have
    any better news. <sigh>


    Cheers!


    __________________________________________________
    Bill (using a Toshiba 2595XDVD under Windows 2000)
    -- written and edited within WordStar 5.0
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    Does the problem only happen with the same discs? Do these discs work in
    other players? Are the discs which don't work copies or originals?

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    Sounds like the laser is failing in the drive.
    Quote:


    I am a student studing in it systems support and after asking around i
    found that dvd rom drives do not have 2 lasers. Cd and dvd Burners do
    have two lasers one for writing one for reading.


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    i got a hp pavillion and have had a problem with the dvd player since
    i got it. The dvd rom drive's make is pionier (i cant spell) and it
    refuses to play most dvd movie disks and occisionly doesnt play dvd
    rom disks either.

    It seems the problem is also getting worse as the player is beginning
    to refuse to play some cds as well.

    any help on this matter would be greatly appriecated.
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    "thedrazen" <thedrazen@hotmail-dot-com.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message news:a6ff1$427a200c$455da0d2$32142@allthenewsgroups.com...
    Date: Thu, 05 May 2005 13:30:52 +0000

    Sounds like the laser is failing in the drive.
    Quote:


    I am a student studing in it systems support and after asking
    around i found that dvd rom drives do not have 2 lasers. Cd and
    dvd Burners do have two lasers one for writing one for reading.



    Well that doesn't sound totally correct to me. As it should be one
    laser for the CD side (for writing and reading) and one for the DVD
    side (for writing and reading). As how would you explain how non-
    recordable DVD drives (players) also sport two lasers? Also do a
    Google search to see what I mean. This one is a good example:

    http://www.microboards.net/faqman/index.php?op=view&t=47


    Cheers!


    ______________________________________________
    Bill (using a Toshiba 2595XDVD & Windows 98SE)
    -- written and edited within WordStar 5.0
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