VectorLinux
October 25, 2014, 08:23:38 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Visit our home page for VL info. To search the old message board go to http://vectorlinux.com/forum1. The first VL forum is temporarily offline until we can find a host for it. Thanks for your patience.
 
Now powered by KnowledgeDex.
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Please support VectorLinux!
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: dvd drive can read cd data couldn't read DVD at all  (Read 1406 times)
vincent2
Vectorite
***
Posts: 409


« on: September 23, 2011, 07:15:01 pm »

BonjouR1

Suddenly my sharp mebius laptop DVD drive can't read DVD, while can read cd data normally...i boot into windows and knoppix, problem remains stilll can't read DVD but cd no problem...
do this imply that DVD driver laser got aging problem and can't fix up unless raplcing a new ?
I did try opening the whole DVD drive case and made a thorough cleaning, but problem remains....

possible to  fix IT by updating the firmware of dvd drive ? any remedy linux command available to fix DVD drive ?

a bien tot
Logged
GrannyGeek
Packager
Vectorian
****
Posts: 2567


« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2011, 08:53:25 am »

It is quite common for optical drives to lose their DVD ability while keeping their CD ability and vice versa. If it's happening in Windows and Knoppix, too, most likely the DVD part has died. I've never heard that anyone has been able to fix this on either a hardware or software level, but I can't claim to have heard everything out there.

For a laptop your best bet may be to buy an external USB CD-R/DVD drive, or better yet, a CD-R/DVD writer.
--GrannyGeek
Logged

Registered Linux User #397786

Happily running VL 7 Gold on  a Sempron LE-1300 desktop (2.3 GHz), 4 G RAM,  GeForce 6150 SE onboard graphics and on an HP Pavilion dv7 i7, 6 gigs, Intel 2nd Generation Integrated Graphics Controller
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!