TDU DVD not recognized

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  1. StickyFinga

    StickyFinga #HORUS

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    I tried to install TDU on that PC I used to have which is now my sister's but the
    DVD is not recognized. I can open the drive but nothing's in it. CDs work fine.
    Tried deactivating and reactivating it, as well as uninstalling and reinstalling
    it with no luck.

    Everest says it's an Hitachi-LG HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B.

    Any ideas? :cry:
     
  2. blaer

    blaer Nandeska

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    try a few different dvds..

    drive dying is a possibility.
    to read a dvd, the laser has to use a higher wavelength, than for cds.
    thats why cds can still be read, while dvds give the no show.
     
  3. StickyFinga

    StickyFinga #HORUS

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    That'd suck.

    I just tried 3 DVDs (they were all bonus DVDs that come with
    our TV Mag each month), but only 1 of them worked. :-?
     
  4. Rodman

    Rodman Hygienisch und sanft.

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    Had that exact problem with my first DVD drive, was an LG one. :-?
    Hope you can sort it out.
     
  5. Aztlan

    Aztlan Ocelotl Yolotl

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    to read a dvd, the laser has to use a higher wavelength, than for cds.
    thats why cds can still be read, while dvds give the no show.


    Correction.. is other way around :p
    the laser wavelength needed to read a dvd is smaller/shorter than that of cd
    a shorter wavelength and a higher frequency, allows the laser to focus on smaller space, hence the increase in storage

    so for a blue ray drive, the laser is even shorter and higher in frequency



    @ finga.. have you tried playing movies?
    but yeah, sounds like a bad drive
     
  6. blaer

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    you're right, i mixed it up :p
     
  7. B-Buster

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    Yup, must be the drive starting to fail.

    Good thing they don't cost much these days. For 25 bucks you'll have a new one :)
     
  8. StickyFinga

    StickyFinga #HORUS

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    Yeah, I'm currently asking around if people I know still have a drive left. If not, we'll have to buy a new one.
     

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