[thechat] DVD-ROM drive unhappiness

Stéphane Deschamps lists at nota-bene.org
Sat May 5 03:02:29 CDT 2007

<quote who='Joel D Canfield' when='05/05/2007 03:06'>
> on my four year old Dell Precision 360 the Samsung DVD-ROM drive stopped playing DVDs at some time over the past couple years; no idea when.
> It worked fine when I got the machine. It still plays CDs just fine; music, software install, AoE, no problem. Just doesn't recognize any DVD of any kind.
> Reinstalled the driver, the decoder and DVD software (PowerDVD) that came with the machine; nothing changes.
> I've been away from the hardware side of things so long that I'm not sure what the best next step.
> Ideas?

One Joel D. Canfield once suggested using a DVD player a few months ago ;)

Joke aside, I became a consumer more than a put-together guy so long ago 
that I have no idea.

Stéphane Deschamps

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