clicking noise from dvd drive

March 31, 2012 at 13:44:13
Specs: Windows 7
when i play DVDs in my hp laptop i hear a clicking sound, audio Cd's play fine. i've changed the drive three times. the picture plays fine and the audio is a little low.

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April 1, 2012 at 03:08:40
You have change the DVD drive in your laptop 3 times? Or you have tried on 3 different DVDs?

Anyway, DVDs track different than CD so the laser head will have to move to different parts of the DVD very rapidly, hence the clicking sound. On CDs it is a very linear movement of the laser.

This is normal


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April 1, 2012 at 07:15:58
Gretti, I really appreciate you taking the time to help me solve my dilema. And yes, I changed the drive three times. But since I made this post I've determined the cause of the sound. It wasn't the drive that was making the noise it was coming from my speakers, I finally determined it was a codec issue, downloaded the right codec and my problems are over. lol for now anyway!

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