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My DVD Drive won't read/detect DVDs.


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KazarSanaga

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I have a AOpen Combo CD-RW/DVD Combo drive, model # COM4824, and it will not play nor detect any DVD disk I place in there, however it will read CDs. I hooked the IDE, power, and audio cable all into it correctly and set it to master..

I really have no clue whats wrong. Can anyone help?

Edited by KazarSanaga, 08 December 2006 - 02:33 AM.

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Try downloading and running this reg fix:

http://www.geekstogo...d...=show&id=15
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Make sure you run "Everest" free edition to see what is supported by your drive.


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mpfeif101, I merged the reg files. Didn't help, but thank you for your suggestion.

superstar, Everest says that I do have DVD reading support.

Besides setting it to master, I notice that there are 6 pins on the other side of the DVD drive without a cap on it. Does that have anything to do with my problem? If needed I will supply a picture.

Edited by KazarSanaga, 08 December 2006 - 12:20 AM.

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:whistling:, Anyone?
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Alright, I think I might have found the problem; Decoders. When I got this drive it was just the drive itself, no installition CD or anything. Therefore no decoder software.

:whistling: ...ugh..
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Well, I couldn't get it to work. Anyway, thanks mpfeif101 and superstar for trying to help.
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We can keep trying...

What happens when you put a DVD in? Does the computer recognize it as anything or act as if nothing is inside?
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The Drive will blink for a bit, but the computer acts as if nothing is inside.
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try this...get codecs ...

http://www.free-code..._Codec_Pack.htm

are you trying to play dvd movies .....
or are you trying to read data from a dvd
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I'm trying to read data, but being able to play movies would be a plus, but not important at the moment.

Edit: *installs klite product*
Edit: Product seems to have had no effect.

Edited by KazarSanaga, 13 December 2006 - 10:58 AM.

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right click on ...my computer...then on properties...hardware tab...then... device manager ...click on the + beside the optical drives..left click on the problem drive..uninstall the drive...reboot and let windows "find " the new hardware...let it do its thing...put in a dvd that you know can read ( in a different computer )...now see if your computer can read it...

what burning software did you burn the data with....

Edited by happyrck, 13 December 2006 - 02:20 PM.

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Well, I didn't burn it personally, it's a demo dvd that was in a magizine. I don't have another computer nearby that I can test it if works, but I got it from a friend that could run it fine on his computer. I uninstalled & rebooted and it's still not responding to dvds I instert.

Edited by KazarSanaga, 13 December 2006 - 02:32 PM.

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follow the instructions on my previous post...but this time double left click on the problem drive...then the drivers tab and uninstall the drivers...reboot...
no joy....
then go here and get the firmware for that drive....

http://cd-rom.free-d...ME-2000-XP.html

try different media...+ or - try putting in a movie dvd and let Windows media player try to open it...
still no joy try this fix by microsoft.......instructions are at the link

http://www.softwarep...xp-autorun.html

please let us know when its working and WHAT the fix was...it can help someone else with the same problem so they don't have to start a new thread...

Edited by happyrck, 14 December 2006 - 09:40 AM.

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I unistalled it that way the first time and I tried to Frimware before I posted this thread. Windows XP Gives me no options as the AutoFix says should happen. It simply doesn't detect DVDs, which makes no sense whatsoever.

I appreciate your help, happyrck. I'm starting to get discouraged, but I'm not about to quit. If nothing works, I'll just have to wait until I can afford a new computer, that I'm already trying to save for.

There has to be something that's going to work.
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