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Dell Inspiron 530 not recognizing HL-DT-ST-DVD+-RW GSA-H73N ATA. Downloaded latest driver. No luck. Plays CDs fine, but not DVDs. I've checked in Device manager and it says the DVD RW is working fine. I've also tried Microsoft fix-it and it has detected problem but cannot solve it. My computer has played DVD's in the past - this is a new issue.


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I think your problem might not be a driver or software issue, if you have already checked all of that then it must be hardware, my guess is that if it plays cds fine and dosent play dvds, but did, the problem is with the lense inside the unit, i suggest opening the unit and first checking the ribbon-cable leading to the lense itself is not working loose, it may be an idea to give it a slight push into the socket. Dvd and Cds are different and somtimes if the lense isnt bright enough and there is a problem it will be unable to read the dvd but it will read the cd. Dvds are burned a little deeper and some have multiple layers so the lense has to be that much brighter, hence hd (blue ray) uses a blue ray light lense becaues a blue light is more powerful and brighter than that of red lenses used in most cd and dvd players.
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\015\012Since you already tried the Microsoft patch it is possible that there is a problem with the drive. Go to the link below to run the 32 Bit Diagnostics on the system to see if you get any errors.
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