Hello everybody, newbie here. (I hope IÂ´m posting on the right place and that somebody can help me with this problem)
I have a Sony VAIO VGN-A290F laptop with the factory CD/DVD burner, as I donÂ´t use it very often to play audio cdÂ´s I hadnÂ´t realized that it has problems reading Audio Cds. Everything else seems to work perfect, it reads perfectly Data files and Audio & Video Files like MP3s, MPEGs, AVIs, etc.
The problem is when I insert an Audio CD the drive recognizes and shows the list of tracks, but when I play the CD it only plays the song for 1 or 2 of minutes then the drive starts doing “reading noises” and the music stops, if I try to play another track the same thing happens or some times it doesnÂ´t play at all until I reboot.
Also I can play the tracks with WINAMP or Windows Media Player, but for example Musicmatch doesnÂ´t even recognize the drive
What kind of problem can this be? hardware or software?
IÂ´ve tried the following without success:
- tried playing different (newer and no scratched) audio cdÂ´s
- Downloaded and installed the latest optic drive updates
- Device Manager shows no conflict
- Reinstalled the driver
- Uninstalled InCd and Nero 7
- Shutdown antivirus and Zonealarm
- Cleaning the CD lens with a dry Q-tip
- Unisnstalled AnyDVD too
IÂ´m getting a little desperate here and this has become kind of a challenge. If somebody could give me at least a clue of what kind of problem this could be IÂ´d G R E A T L Y appreciate it. THANKS A LOT