Problem with HL-DT-ST DVD+RW on Dell E510.

Robert February 3, 2010
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I own a Dell E510 that came w/ a GWA4164B DVD drive.

No problems w/ CDs, burned DVDs and usually not software ROMs. However, when TRYING to play a store-purchased DVD, it’ll spin, spin, spin, stop. Nothing.

I’ve looked in countless places across the WWW for a solution; some say it’s a common problem (apparently with as many posts as there are about it) some say it’s a simple firmware prob that can be fixed w/ a measly D/L from Dell…nope.

I’m at my wit’s end and am ready to slingshot the whole thing through Dell’s front window.

  1. Aibek
    February 11, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Did you try different DVD players? What happens when you 'Explore' the DVD files and try opening the source audio files directly (using sa VLC or any other media player)