Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: DVD Player Worries

  1. #1
    Banned Jimmy Little's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,517
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    DVD Player Worries

    hi my Phillips dvd rw (will post make and model) has gone a little funny!
    it won't read normal cd's that includes music, data and blank! but has no probs with dvd burning and playing! any ideas?

  2. #2
    HEXUS webmaster Steve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    14,268
    Thanks
    286
    Thanked
    828 times in 468 posts
    • Steve's system
      • CPU:
      • Intel i3-350M 2.27GHz
      • Memory:
      • 8GiB Crucial DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 320GB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Intel HD3000
      • Operating System:
      • Ubuntu 11.10
    Tried cleaning the lens?
    PHP Code:
    $s = new signature();
    $s->sarcasm()->intellect()->font('Courier New')->display(); 

  3. #3
    Banned Jimmy Little's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,517
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    no not yet it's still stuck in my shuttle i shall dig it out later! i hope it is that

  4. #4
    Banned Jimmy Little's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,517
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    lens clean has done nout, anyone else? as i have a shuttle i don't have another cd drive, this is a prob so i will have to buy another allinone dvd combo!! bugger!

  5. #5
    HEXUS.social member Agent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Internet
    Posts
    19,158
    Thanks
    732
    Thanked
    1,604 times in 1,043 posts
    Sounds like the len's has gone mate.
    Can you test it in another PC ?
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

  6. #6
    Banned Jimmy Little's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,517
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    for the first time ever i don't have another pc to test on!! man this must be a first! i will see what i can dig out, does anyone think this could be software?

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Guernsey, channel rocks
    Posts
    247
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    I've had two people report drives not reading blanks etc now, in one case after connecting a hard disk in the optical drives place, then swapping back again. Very strange. I certainly would reserve judgement for a format if it isn't solved before then.

  8. #8
    Banned Jimmy Little's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,517
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by DaftpuNk
    I've had two people report drives not reading blanks etc now, in one case after connecting a hard disk in the optical drives place, then swapping back again. Very strange. I certainly would reserve judgement for a format if it isn't solved before then.
    thats what i did! swaped a hard drive the day before into where the dvd was and then swaped back!!! uh o i need to test in another machine! ASAP!

  9. #9
    Theoretical Element Spud1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    6,955
    Thanks
    249
    Thanked
    252 times in 197 posts
    • Spud1's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Mac Pro
      • CPU:
      • 2x 2.8ghz Quad Core Xeons (octo-core)
      • Memory:
      • 4gb DDR2 FB-Dimm
      • Storage:
      • 1x1TB, 1x320gb, 2x500gb, 1x250gb, 120GB SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia Geforce 560Ti
      • PSU:
      • Mac pro PSU
      • Case:
      • Mac Pro Case
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8
      • Monitor(s):
      • 1x22" LG 3D TFT 1x 19" ViewSonic
      • Internet:
      • 80mb BT Infinity
    try re-flashing the drive with the latest firmware? might fix it

  10. #10
    Banned Jimmy Little's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,517
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    ok i will have a look on the phillips site

  11. #11
    Senior Member SilentDeath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    4,745
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked
    16 times in 11 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Little
    hi my Phillips dvd rw (will post make and model) has gone a little funny!
    it won't read normal cd's that includes music, data and blank! but has no probs with dvd burning and playing! any ideas?

    usually thats the result of the lens/laser failing. Theres two of each in a dvd/cd drive, so the dvd one is working fine.

    Usually this can be fixed by opening up the drive, inside somewhere there should be two small pots for adjusting the laser. this pic shows the pots in a ps2, ignore the text. Idealy you would use an ossiloscope to calibrate the laser properly...
    http://www.psrtech.co.uk/here/Checki...ils400BorC.jpg

    I had this prob with a ps2 once, its quite a common problem.
    For the ps2 I managed to get the cd working again but the dvd didnt work.

  12. #12
    Banned Jimmy Little's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,517
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    ok cheers mate, i guess i should try and sort this, i have been moaning about it for a week

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Guernsey, channel rocks
    Posts
    247
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Due to the fact that the same thing occured for him, i think it's not hardware failure? :X

  14. #14
    Banned Jimmy Little's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,517
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    i have tried it in another computer same issue, so i reckon this time it could be hardware, it won't read or write any form of cd, but the dvd is fine, so i have passed this on to my bro now, as he can still use the dvd side of the drive.

    Jim

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Viking direct 96 cans of coke + dvd player £42
    By Jimmy Little in forum Retail Therapy and Bargains
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 20-02-2007, 05:18 PM
  2. MP3s on DVD, played via standalone DVD player - question
    By Paul Adams in forum Consumer Electronics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 27-06-2004, 08:46 PM
  3. help me Pick out a new DVD player and Speakers
    By jcoquillon in forum Consumer Electronics
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 15-03-2004, 01:15 PM
  4. DVD player compatibility
    By quimico in forum Consumer Electronics
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10-12-2003, 09:23 PM
  5. Cheapest DVD player.... FREE!
    By silentphoenix in forum Retail Therapy and Bargains
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 19-11-2003, 11:47 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •