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DVD DRIVE PROBLEMS

by shahbazali / May 2, 2005 9:49 PM PDT

I am using a DVD RAM drive for a laptop. The problem is that it has stopped reading any kind of dics and gives an 'I/O Error', Please help.......

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1. Try a CD/DVD lens cleaner.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 2, 2005 10:12 PM PDT
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2. DVD-RAM is rather dated. The drive may be years old and has failed. Try a new drive.

Bob

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(NT) Its a fairly new drive.....
by shahbazali / May 2, 2005 10:17 PM PDT

The sticker on the drive, says that it was manufactured in September 2003, so i think its a fairly new drive. Its one of them, DVD RW drives....

If i use a lens cleaner, will the computer/drive read it and play it???

Thanks

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Sadly, that's old now.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 2, 2005 10:48 PM PDT

These drives are not lasting years. Try the lens cleaner and then try a new drive.

You don't know how many people must reload the OS, search high and low for drivers, firmware, some magic bullet to cure the drive. I know to pull the plug early and test the setup with another drive. Tech time is too expensive to reload the OS.

In closing, your post claimed its a DVD-RAM drive. If it is something else, I can't know this.

Bob

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