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I have a problem with my dell dvdrw drive. it does not read or play my dvds but it reads and plays my cds. what does this mean?

any suggestions are welcomed

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Is this also happening with retail bought dvd's or rented dvd's?
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What is the model number of your "dell dvdrw drive"? (Check in Device Manager).
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It mainly does not play rented dvd's, however, these dvd's do play on my dvd hooked to my TV and in my dad's computer. so I don't know what the problem is. the model my computer's dvd is, TSST dvd+ rw TS-H653F. am I gonna have replace my dvd drive?

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Edited by rigs, 17 October 2010 - 02:27 PM.

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Sounds like the dvd side of your drive has died.
The only option is to replace the drive. :D
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Fortunately they're pretty cheap. They start at $16.99 with Free Shipping at Newegg.com:

http://www.newegg.co...ICE&PageSize=20
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I thought so..........

Thank you for your assistance :D
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one last question, though. are all SATA drives the same size. I looked for my drive's model to replace it with but couldn't find it. So, I looked at other models but wasn't sure which to buy.........

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I thought so..........

Thank you for your assistance :D

You're welcome. ;)
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one last question, though. are all SATA drives the same size. I looked for my drive's model to replace it with but couldn't find it. So, I looked at other models but wasn't sure which to buy.........

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Yes, they're the same.
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Good job SpywareDr and please let us know if you need any further help rigs.
;) :D
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