I have a Inspiron 2650 with the Celeron 1.6Ghz processor with 512 RAM. It came with a plain CDROM drive that works fine. I installed a dvd/cdcombo drive as a replacement to view movies, but the drive does not recognize the dvd disk. I have loaded VLC player and that too does not recognize the dvd disk. I appreciate any help you can give. thanks
Thanks hang-the-9. I have tried several different DVD movies.
I have loaded Windows drivers and updated with the Dell Support driver list, but no go.
I can play an audio CD and it plays fine, but when I put a DVD movie in, I get no response, not even audio.
I can hear the drive starting and stopping as if it is hunting on the disk for information but I get no other response from the drive. Windows Device Manager indicates that the drive is functioning properly even though it isn't. I am thinking that I have forgotten some software or something simple but I cannot figure it out. The drive is brand new so the probability of being bad is not high, though I suppose it could be defective. Just want to make sure I have not exhausted all other possibilities. Thanks for any help on this.