Hi, I have a BVD108A DVD player-wrked for 2yrs. Now, will not see DVD's but will see CD's. AT my computer if i try an explore F: is not accessable retry/cancel or if i try from the DVD player software i get a no DVD, put one in message.
I cant find any new drivers (driverguide and a couple others) It loads them from W98.
The enigma is that it recognises CD's, it will play games etc... but not DVD's. I am using CyberLink power DVD software, but i dont think thats the problem.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
I have tried at at least 3 other boards. This is my last shot.
mebbie windows had gone ga-ga... have U tried to access the DVD disk from dos (not a dos window.. boot up into dos (ie fress f8) and see what it says...
Is it all DVDs or just a type eg single-layer, double-layer etc... try an old DVD disk
uninstall your DVD software & reboot & see if windows will read a DVD now
Have you run a headcleaner thru the drive yet (mebbie greasy DVD lens... cant remember if one laser is used to read a DVD & another to read a CD... mebbie I am going mad...)
try it & see...
if all else fails try the drive in another system... see how it goes
There are no stupid questions... just lots of inquisitive idiots...
thanks guys, and i am embarssed, I most deffinately should have thought of the DOS try.
To answer one of the Q's yes its all DVD's.
No, I haven't tried a headcleaner, but will.
I am glad that I learned that it IS two seperate read heads, one for CD one for DVD.
I can put it in another sys. and should have also tried that.
It probably is time to go get a new player, but untill I have tried everyting under the sun to get this to work....
I will let you's know what the out come is.
Thanks for your help, it is appreciated.
to amdchuck and marneus:
Thank you for your help.
And I have to admit, that I didn't think so. Headcleaner!
Yep, that was it. When it didn't even see the drive I was sure it was something else. Almost so sure that I wasn't gonna try the cleaner. But compare $10 to $100 and I figured it was worth a shot. And it paid off. Again, my hat is off to you guys. Thanks, I hope I can repay you sometime.