Dell laptop optical drive won't play music CD

Dell Inspiron 6000 notebook
May 2, 2010 at 05:41:59
Specs: Windows XP

OK so My opitcal drive will play dvd's but not music cd's. I have updated the drivers. Load new codec's. Still nothing. All it will read is dvd's has anyone run into this or do you have any idea of a fix for this problem.

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May 2, 2010 at 06:29:30
Does the drive play other types of cd ie data?

i THINK drives have 2 lasers one for DVD the other for CD.
Possibly the CD laser is knackered.

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May 2, 2010 at 06:36:13
All I can figure out is it will read dvd movies but not cd's. This have a fresh install of Xpfroma dell install disk. It was able to read the installation disk. It will play movies. But when I put a music cd in it start to run then clicks a few times then turn off. I open my computer and under the e drive which is my optical drive there is nothing> Tried to go to run and put in Regedit To look for any upper and lower filters that may be the issue but it comes up blank

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September 21, 2010 at 17:18:22
I'm having the exact same problem with my Dell laptop DVD drive.... I can play DVDs but not CDs. Latest drivers installed, etc - makes no sense to me. Has anyone figured out a solution to this other then replacement? This is out of warranty even though it's pretty new - it wasn't used much for a while.

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