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HP dvd play on my laptop malfunctioning

\015 I have a set of 4 dvds playing the same show, but of diffferent episodes. a while ago i played the first dvd with no problems, and part of the second dvd. recently i decided to continue watching but halfway through the same second dvd that had worked fine before, the laptop started making weird noises that sounded like the dvd rubbing against something that stuck out, somewhat a grinding noise. then the whole thing hanged. i removed the cd and ended hp dvdplay, before inserting the cd again. this time, along with the normal starting whirrs of the dvd, a couple of the odd grindy noises sounded. as it was only a bit, i decided against taking action, and used scene selection to get to the part where it had hanged previously. it hanged again, and the grindy noises started up. i decided to give up, and started on the next dvd instead. ( the next morning) the same thing with the starting whirrs and small grindy noises happened, and then when i watched the third dvd, it , too stopped midway and hanged. I have no idea if it is the discs or the player that malfunctioned but when we first bought the disc, my mum had watched it fine with a regular dvd player and tv. should i just try using windows media player instead?\015

Answers :

Grinding sounds is from the dvd drive itself. Sounds like its not sitting properly in the drive or the holder that it sits in is going bad.\015\012\015\012Either way replace the drive and that will take care of the grinding sounds. Also the more grinding sounds that happen, the more of a chance you take on your dvds getting scratches on them and going bad eventually.
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