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Capt.Hook
20-08-2009, 04:29 PM
Hi,
Running Vista OS and the dvd player on my laptop,has suddenly stopped working,actually haven't used it for a few weeks.When I put a disc in,no matter what type,be it a dvd or cd,all I get is the message...insert a disc.
I go to dvd properties and it tells me it is working properly.I did a driver update,but has the latest drivers.What I did notice,is the program I have called CyberLink DVD,has expired, could this have any thing to do with the problem.If so,what others are there available.

Hook

pctek
20-08-2009, 04:33 PM
PowerDVD has nothing to do with it.
If it no longer reads anything then its stuffed.

Capt.Hook
20-08-2009, 04:42 PM
Thanks pc

Capt.Hook
20-08-2009, 04:59 PM
so would it be just a matter of getting another that fits,or does it have to be soecific to the laptop,( which is an Acer), or am I better off with a usb one.

Hook

wratterus
20-08-2009, 05:39 PM
It will be standard. You can grab one with a warranty off Trademe if you want, they are dead easy to install if you know your way around a notebook. :thumbs: The hardest bit is normally changing the faceplate.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Laptops/Other/auction-236021581.htm

Capt.Hook
20-08-2009, 06:04 PM
Thanks wratterus,

I'll be taking it out tonight to get the part/model number,then hike on over to trade me to see whats on offer.
More nuisance value than anything else,just when I need it for something important...bugger

Hook

Blam
20-08-2009, 07:44 PM
Try this first:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

Your symptoms don't sound like the usual symptoms for the above issue, but try it anyways..