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CD NOT playing BUT DVD playing fine

Postby blommie on Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:36 am

Hi I'm very new to Linux Mint and it took me forever to get my Acer Laptop Aspire 4315 to work 100% with the Elyssa OS.

I have a problem that has just occurred in the last few days. Not sure why BUT I can't play CD's at all. Nothing happens when I put a music CD in the CD/DVD COMBO BUT yet when I put a DVD in it works normal.

Can someone please help. I'm not sure what to look for. The green LED comes on and I can here the CD spinning but nothing happens.

Please someone give me advice.

Thanks
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Re: CD NOT playing BUT DVD playing fine

Postby Husse on Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:41 am

This can actually be a hardware failure
If I'm not mistaken DVD and CD use different lasers - the wavelength is definitely different and I don't know if it is possible to retune a laser as needed
It can also be dirt on the lens - use a cleaning disk to fix that (if possible)
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Re: CD NOT playing BUT DVD playing fine

Postby blommie on Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:08 am

Husse I tried a disk cleansing but it did not fix the problem which to me is just weird as DVD's are working 100% BUT any CD Music or Data does not register at all. I thought that if one works the other one would automatically also work but not so. Suspect I will have to replace the combo . Is that correct?

Thanks

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Re: CD NOT playing BUT DVD playing fine

Postby Husse on Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:16 am

It's probably correct
You see DVD and CD are not using the same laser so I fear the CD laser has been broken
First try it somewhere else if possible
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