Sony Vaio E-Series DVD Problem.

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  1. MatteBlacke

    MatteBlacke Newbie

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    Hello! I am new to this forum and I'm currently experiencing a little problem with my VAIO.

    The CD/DVD drive is not reading discs properly.

    I want to install GTA 4 on the laptop and when I insert the disc 1 in the drive it sometime reads, sometimes doesn't and sometime doesn't even attempt to read.

    But when it does read, the drive doesn't read it for long. 5-7 Mins Tops.

    It doesn't only happen with GTA 4 Disc one, but other discs too.

    The drive is an Opitarc one. Model number will be updated soon.

    I Up-ed from Win 7 Home premium to Win 10 Pro and the problem exists in both the OS's. Regedit method didn't work as well.

    Specs -
    Windows 10 Pro(Recently Up-ed from Win 7)
    Intel Core I3 M380@ 2.53GHz
    Ati Mobility Radeon HD 5470 512MB DDR3
    320 Seagate SATA HDD

    -MatteBlacke
     
  2. anytimer

    anytimer Notebook Deity

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    Optical drives are susceptible to dust and ageing. Dust settles on the lens; the LED sensor gets weak. How many years has it been? Time for a new drive?

    I live in a rather dusty environment and my CD/DVD drives never lasted more than 6 months. Then I got an external USB CD/DVD drive which I keep sealed in a ziplock bag. I take it out when I need to, and put it back in the bag as soon as I'm done. 6 years and counting.
     
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    MatteBlacke Newbie

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    You might be true. Thanks anytimer.
     
  4. MatteBlacke

    MatteBlacke Newbie

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    Update - When i keep pressing a put force in the Drive, the CD ROMs reads well. But evetually at 80-90% it fails to read. On every CD
     
  5. Primes

    Primes Chrome OS Wizard

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    Have you tried cleaning the cd/dvd drive sensor with Isopropyl alcohol?
    You could use a q-tip,
    or alcohol prep,
    or microfiber cloth,
    or a commercial drive cleaning kit.
     
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    Well, Thanks. I haven't tried it yet.
     
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