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Old 04-15-2005, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Problem (sort of) with DVDROM

So, I think I've got a minor problem with my DVD ROM. When i insert a cd with audio or video, it takes a loooong time to load the media and actually play it. In iTunes when I insert an audio CD, it takes about two minutes to start playing a song, and another two when I want to switch tracks. Also, it makes kind of a quiet screeching when loading media. It plays games fine though. Any ideas on the problem, if any?

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Old 04-15-2005, 06:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try and clean it. Get one of those disc cleaners from Radio Shack that has those brushes on the CD.

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Old 04-15-2005, 09:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I had a lot of problems with my NEC reading DVDs toward the end of its life. Cleaning it with one of those kits seemed to help, but in the end I went out and bought a new Sony (one of the Lite-on manufactured ones). With new DVD-ROMs going for $30 CAD these days, why not just buy a new one? Heck, a cleaning kit might run you $20.
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