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#5 Posted on 2.12.05 0604.51 Reposted on: 2.12.12 0605.12
The articles/posts I've seen lean towards 2 things: 1. The laser is dodgy/losing power, reading CDs uses a different wavelength to reading DVDs. Normally I'd say that'd be if its a few years old though. 2. The lens is dirty. Cleaning things from Walmart for $10 or so seemed a popular answer.
#7 Posted on 4.12.05 2104.40 Reposted on: 4.12.12 2104.50
Depending on how geeky you want to be, you could rule out a hardware problem (maybe) by creating a boot CD that has a DVD player on it. If the boot CD can use your DVD drive, then you know that the issue is a software one and is either your OS or your Player software.
You could try this one Geexbox (geexbox.org) or look for a different one.
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