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enabling CD drives as a dvd drive

Discussion in 'CD-R(W) Media' started by auto1234, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. auto1234

    auto1234 Member

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    You know how some old pcs can only read CDs ? well is it possible if you
    change the software settings to enable it to read DVDs as well ?
     
  2. JoeRyan

    JoeRyan Active member

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    No. CD drives have an infrared laser to read CDs. DVD drives have both an infrared laser for CDs and a ruby-red laser for the smaller pits and tracks on DVDs.
     
  3. MUNKYEARS

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    I suppose in theory you could swap out the laser, change data stream, Modify the Potentiometer and upgrade read/write speeds then it possible could.. also a lot more modification would be required but its not worth the hassle


    Regards

    Sorry dead post :(
     
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