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Old 11-06-2005, 02:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default new DVD-R/RW problem

my stock DVD-R/RW drive decided to die, so I went and bought a replacement Pioneer DVR-110D (DVD-R/RW). I switched out the drive and made certain to place the jumper to the "Cable Select" position (since my old piece had this config).

however, when I attempt to play a music CD or DVD movie on the new drive, I'm getting bad audio. It's as if someone is constantly tapping their finger on a mic (best description I can think of at the moment); the music/sound of the CD or DVD plays, but it's distorted and continuous for the duration of the track (the video looks fine).

I haven't done any driver install, or setup changes at all (Win XP recognized the new drive after installation and the instructions don't mention anything about having to install drivers for it), but maybe that's incorrect? When I first started up the computer after the install, I received a BIOS alert saying ATA ports 4 and 5 couldn't be detected or something like that (I don't remember exactly what it said), so I went in and switched them to "off", maybe I've got a problem with my settings in there?

any help or ideas would be appreciated, thanks.


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Old 11-10-2005, 07:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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dude, ive been having a similar problem with my newlie built comp. my issue is my sound gets choppy, when the activity light come on the dvd player. i could be doing something as simple as playing a cd. when the light comes on, i get the choppiness. Kind of like what you are mentioning
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