[SOLVED] My DVD driver can only read CDs

Oct 26, 2019
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I just installed an somewhat old DVD-player for my computer, but it only reads CDs and I cant get it to read any DVDs. Why is that?
Thanks in advance
 

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Splendid
Herald
the CD uses a different laser than the DVD. the CD uses a infrared beam, the DVD uses a different laser diode.
your device has both and the one that reads DVD's died. now its a CD device only

would be like trying to read an old record with a pencil instead of the needle because the needle broke. pencil still works though
 
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R_1

Splendid
Herald
the CD uses a different laser than the DVD. the CD uses a infrared beam, the DVD uses a different laser diode.
your device has both and the one that reads DVD's died. now its a CD device only

would be like trying to read an old record with a pencil instead of the needle because the needle broke. pencil still works though
 
Reactions: Vims00

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