Re: Satellite 1900-303 won't play DVD

* Hi all, *.

I have a Satellite S1900-303 which suddenly stopped playing DVDs.

* Operating system *: XP Pro SP3
* RAM: * 1 GB
* HARD DRIVE: * 320 GB
* DVD Rom: * Standard Toshiba SD-R2212
* Chart: * Standard ATI Mobility Radeon
* Software *: WinDVD 8 Platinum

The DVD - ROM drive will recognize and play / install from a CD but not a DVD.

I did all the usual checks:

The device driver is up to date,
Device Manager"indicates that the DVD - ROM drive works correctly.
Tried to play a DVD through Windows Media Player, but the CD & DVD options are 'greyed out '.

Everyone has a similar problem, and if so, is there a solution to this problem?

Hey mate,

How did you check if the device driver is up to date? There is no update driver for all CD/DVD players

Normally, if CD works fine but no DVD, it appears to be a malfunction of the equipment. Before Exchange you it, try to clean the lens using a microfibre cloth.
In addition, you need to test if you can boot from a bootable DVD to check if it s a software issue or not.

As I wrote already in the worst case you need a new drive :(

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