My boss has a Toshiba Satellite A30 laptop with a Matshita UJDA750 DVD/CDRW drive. Recently, it has stopped playing DVD`s. His children use it as a portable DVD player, and as its the holidays, he is getting nagged at !!
It has worked fine for 18 months, but after testing it this morning, it will only read CD
s, not DVDs. The DVD
s are commercial, so should be no disc issues, especially as i have tried 7 different movies. It plays data & music CDs no problem. It even plays backup music Cd`s out of my car.
I have tried all the usual, lens cleaning, safe mode, deleting the IDE controllers etc. Tranfer rate is reported as UDMA mode 2. As i do not have much to do with laptops, i don`t know what to try next. Also, as the laptop is not mine, i need to be more careful than usual.
I can purchase a replacement drive, best i could find is Â£109 + VAT
Anyone got any suggestions? Do you think the drive has failed? Can a drive just fail on the DVD side?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.