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Spun DVD has killed my DVD Drive - Help

Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by Arrogant, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. Arrogant

    Arrogant Member

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    Hey guys,

    I have a problem that no amount of searching has been able to help. Approximately a year ago, I attempted to use Shrink to rip the DVD Spun. It didn't work. And by "didn't work" I mean - the DVD wasn't even recognized in the drive.

    I figured that being a few years old, the drive had died as no other DVDs were recognized by the drive. CD's still worked without problem.

    A few months later, my harddrive crashed - badly. So after a recovery, I decided to buy a new one. After installing everything again, I had no troubles with the DVD drive. The same drive that didn't work previously.

    Now, just last week I got Spun again, and as soon as I inserted it - nothing. The drive didn't recognize the DVD. I'm now in the same position as I was before.

    Any - and ALL help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. attar

    attar Senior member

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    Try DVDFabDecrypter to rip the disk.

    Insert disk, run program, select 'Main Movie'

    http://www.dvdfab.com/free.htm

    Verify and Burn to DVD using DVD Shrink and DVD Decrypter.
     
  3. Arrogant

    Arrogant Member

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    The problem with that option, which I've tried already, is that the drive is unable to recognize the DVD. If a CD is inserted, there isn't an issue, but any DVD that's inserted in the drive is not seen by any program or the computer itself.
     
  4. JVC

    JVC Active member

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    Also, try this:
    Go into your Device Manager, and find your drive. Right click on it, and choose "Uninstall". After it uninstalls, reboot, and let Windows detect new hardware, and install new a driver for you.
    You should also check to see if there's a newer firmware release for your drive. That's one of the things a new firmware does............ lets the drive recognize more brands of media.

    One of these two things may help.
    Good luck!
     
  5. attar

    attar Senior member

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    Seems like an odd marketing ploy.Buy a DVD, put it in your PC and 'destroy' the player.
    Perhaps if it was a Sony product writing something to the HDD, but it would still play.
     
  6. Berryone

    Berryone Regular member

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    @Arrogant

    If What JVC suggested Doesn't work, you might want to consider getting a new drive.

    I also Tried to do a search, What a nightmare
     

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