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DVD drive problem.


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eZAK

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I first want to try to play a DVD in my DVD ROM drive.

I popped in a DVD, I hear the drive start, then nothing happens.

This drive however will read games and programs with out a problem.

Is this a software prob?

Is there something I need to install or update?

The drive was installed in the PC when purchased new.

Thanks for any help.

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That definately sounds like a software problem. You computer should of came with software to play DVD movies.

You can download Windows Media player from here: http://www.snapfiles...er/wmedia9.html

Use that to play your movies. If it tells you something about downloading video codecs, you may not be able to play the movies with WMA. If so, I will find what you need. Let me know if it works or not.

Edited by computerwiz12890, 27 February 2006 - 04:35 PM.

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Ok, I downloaded that and ran install.

Inserted disk and nothing! Black screen in Win media.

I looked in My comp. >DVD drive(D:) Nothing.
I re-inserted disk an still nothing.
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What is the brand and model # of your DVD player?
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Open my computer Right click on your DVD drive and select properties.
click on the autolay tab. from the dropdown menu select DVD video ,check
select an action to perform, select "play DVD video with media player" click on apply then OK. Insert DVD in the drive and see if it will play the movie
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"What is the brand and model # of your DVD player?"

I don't know! How do I find out 'Comp.wiz'?

OK Memberix,
I followed what you said and still no go.
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Other than physically taking the drive out and looking at it, you can use SIW to find out the brand and model number. However, if your DVD drive is like my dad's, SIW will not provide the information I am looking for.

Download SIW from http://www.snapfiles...ws/SIW/siw.html

Find the catagory called Storage. Write down the Vendor and Model information about your DVD drive. Post that info in a reply to me.
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compwiz,

Vendor JLMS
Model JLMS XJ-HD166S
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It seems there are several people having problems with your particular DVD drive: http://club.cdfreaks...ad.php?t=131613

I don't think there is much we can do to fix it. However, you can try download this firmware that I found for your drive. Before we download it, I want you to create a system restore point just incase anything goes wrong.

Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore. Create a restore point for today.

Now download and install this firmware for your drive: http://drivers.softp...mware-101.shtml

Let me know how it goes.

Edited by computerwiz12890, 28 February 2006 - 08:42 PM.

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Try downloading trial for PowerDVD or WinDVD and see if they will play the DVD's
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CompWiz,

I tried that firmware and no such luck.

Memberix,

I do have the trial version of 'PowerDVD' installed. No luck.
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If I replace my drive, What is a good drive to buy?
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I'm not an expert on CD/DVD drives, but I know Sony does a great job when it comes to digital media. In fact, I have a Sony DVD burner. I use it like crazy, burning and playing DVDs, and it is still in near perfect condition. It's about 2 years old too.

Edited by computerwiz12890, 02 March 2006 - 09:27 PM.

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