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    DVD-RW problem.........HELP!

    I have a http://vaio.sony.co.uk/view/ShowProd...y=VN+TX+Series

    Sony Vaio laptop which is generally brilliant. I use it when in bed for surfing, working and watching DVDs.

    Over the last couple of days the DVD-RW drive has been playing up and now it won't play DVDs.

    When I put a disc in it whirs but never seems to 'catch' and 'load' the disc. It will do this three times, as if re-trying, and then give up. Occasionally one of the three attempts will feature a longer whir as if the disc is about to work...then nothing.

    A couple of times the disc has worked and I've watched the DVD no problem.

    I've tried different DVDs....same prob.

    I've looked via explorer and PowerDVD. Disc does not show up. Clearly it's not being read.

    Any suggestions? I've got a Jack Bauer addiction to feed!
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    i have a vaio desk top, had same prob....bought a "cleaner brush disc"...no more prob...eye was just dirty...vaio's dt/lt either or, have very strong cooling fans which unfortunitly pull in alot of dust...the disc is just a cd w/an eyelash like brush on it..i think it was $5 at target

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    Quote Originally Posted by justadildo
    i have a vaio desk top, had same prob....bought a "cleaner brush disc"...no more prob...eye was just dirty...vaio's dt/lt either or, have very strong cooling fans which unfortunitly pull in alot of dust...the disc is just a cd w/an eyelash like brush on it..i think it was $5 at target
    Hmmm....makes sense. It's always in my bed. I will get one tomorrow.

    I am shit with computers
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    If that doesn't work, Paul, I would completely reinstall your OS.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Type Français
    If that doesn't work, Paul, I would completely reinstall your OS.
    Yeah right.........well beyond me

    I might as well try to fix my cord
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    I have a sony vaio, too, and haven't had any problems with the DVD drive. But they do get grit and dust in 'em that need to be cleaned. This happens a lot at work.

    I've burned a lot of songs and video on my sony without a problem, yet...mine is a year and a half old.
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    you've got a bigger TV, turd. use it instead.

    I second the suggestion to make sure everything is clean before anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Pruett
    you've got a bigger TV, turd. use it instead.
    Not in my bedroom I haven't!

    I keep my 40 inches elsewhere
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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Type Français
    If that doesn't work, Paul, I would completely reinstall your OS.
    Don't do that... It's a hardware issue and not a software thing.

    I second the brown eye, er dirty lens.... Try the cleaner... DO NOT TOUCH IT WITH YER FINGERS!

    Are these "real" disks? Aka not bootlegs or burns?

    Gotta stop watching all those dirty movies..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patonb
    Don't do that... It's a hardware issue and not a software thing.

    I second the brown eye, er dirty lens.... Try the cleaner... DO NOT TOUCH IT WITH YER FINGERS!

    Are these "real" disks? Aka not bootlegs or burns?

    Gotta stop watching all those dirty movies..
    Yep. Real disks. Store bought. The porn is all downloaded
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