MY cd/dvd-rom hates music?



Anyone ever hear this one…my Hitachi/LG HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8163B will not play audio cd’s anymore! It plays dvd’s perfectly though! Once I insert a cd it tries to play it but stops…as if it can’t read it.
Tried updating driver (thru Dell) and tried to uninstall/reinstall as well. Autoplay is enabled. Can’t find an official LG/Hitachi firmware site anywhere?

Any guesses before I use it for trap-shooting practice? Thanks


The CD laser died. It uses a different laser for CD’s and DVD’s. It is apparently not uncommon with the Hitachi/LG cd/dvd drives either as I’ve seen several around the net dying.