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CD / DVD Drive Mystery


FPCH New Member
Jul 1, 2007
Hi, I've got a NEC DVD RW ND-2500A rewriter which has happily copied all cds and dvds I've thrown at it. But, it has stopped recognising DVDs, classes them as CDs. I have tried different DVD manufactures etc. but it does it with all of them. Along with that the icon has gone in the drive list and when you insert a cd or dvd it brings the drive up as the MMC/SD card drive. Tried the manufacturer and got nowhere. Ani ideas very gratefully recieved, thanks.


FPCH Member
Jan 21, 2006
Telford, UK
Try using a CD/DVD cleaning kit, which will clean the lens of your drive internally. Otherwise, return the drive to where you bought it from for a replacement.


FPCH Long Term Member
Dec 13, 2007
PC Experience
Some Experience
Another post from awhile back....

Another possibility is to check for firmware updates on the drive as well as driver updates for the motherboard.