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Old 12-20-2012, 11:14 AM - Thread Starter
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It's a relatively new computer (bought it about a year and a half ago). It plays some of my DVDs but not others. They're all factory DVDs, nothing that I burned myself.

When I put the DVDs in, it makes noise like it's trying to read the disc, but nothing happens and eventually it just stops trying after a few moments.

Any ideas what the problem could be?
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:17 AM
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Have you tried going to "My Computer" and manually double clicking the DVD drive to make it play?

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Old 12-20-2012, 11:20 AM - Thread Starter
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Yes. When I do that, it says there is no disc in the drive.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:05 PM
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Is it an HP by any chance? I've had this very issue a few times with failing disk drives on HP laptops. Only ever on HP laptops did it happen like this.

At first it was interrmittent, then it happened with everything I put in it. Until one day it simply stopped trying to even read my disks.

This may not be what your problem is though.

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Old 12-20-2012, 12:07 PM - Thread Starter
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Yea, it is an HP (AIO) and it's been an ongoing problem for quite awhile actually. I always thought HP was a good brand, but maybe I was wrong. Not sure which brand computer I'll get next now.
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HP is a pretty good brand. It has it's problems just like any other brand, but no more frequent I don't believe. Their laptop drives just seem to have a short lifespan.

I hear good things about Lenovo and Asus. But a quick fix would be to get a USB DVD drive. $12 to $20 on amazon should do it. Can hold you over until you're ready for a whole new PC.

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Some times i have the same problem with my HP from 2009. It always ends up being contaminants on the disc or the laser needs cleaning. Earlier in the year i thought it was stuffed but then i got it working again. I used one of those cleaning discs the otherday and it worked well.

Also you might need to install Slysoft AnyDVD if its region issues.
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