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CD/DVD player is selective on what disc to play!

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Looking for some help with my DVD/CD player! it will play certain CD or DVD but with others it doesn`t. I try to install COD4 doesnt read it, burns CDs OK, Burns Some DVDs Ok. Installed Call of Duty 2 OK. plays burned CDs sometimes. It has been selective on what it wants to read. I have cleaned the player with dry cleaner and blew the player out with can of air. but I feel as if something else is the problem. I have the SP2 for vista and i am thinking that it started to do this after the install,but cant be to forsure. any HELP would be appreciated. ITS A : ATAPI DVD A DH16A1L ATA DEVICE SATA
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Hi KillingTime :)
Possible causes are a failing drive and a loose or bad SATA cable, disconnect the power cord etc, open the case and before reaching inside ground yourself by touching a bare metal part of the case and then inspect the data cables and power leads from the drive, try a spare or new cable if possible, as drives are mechanical they will eventually fail.
New drives are inexpensive and not difficult to replace http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827135204
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