I recently noticed that my Toshiba DVD-ROM player SD-M1212 is not able to read DVDs anymore (neither DVD-ROMs, nor DVD-Videos). However, It reads perfectly all types of CDs (Audio, CD-ROM, CD-R).
The last thing I did to my config before I noticed this problem was to install a TV tuner from Hauppauge. This is a card that I was given, and I am not sure it is not damaged. However Windows 98 (first edition) recognized it with no problem, but I could not really test it as I do not have the software.
Any idea if the TV card could cause a problem ? I have removed it, and removed its entries under Settings/Control Panel/system. And the DVD still does not work properly.
I read that this could be a problem with the bus mastering. And that this could be solved by removing the corresponding driver under Settings/Control Panel/system, which I did. During reboot, Windows searches on the WIN98 CD-ROM the deleted driver. It works fine. But this did not solve my problem.
I have to mention though, that once in a while (like 1 over 10 tries), one of my Video DVD is recognized. When this happens, I can hear that the DVD player still tries several times to be able to recognize the disc. I guess it's searching for the disc's index. Most of the time, this index can not be found, apparently. But my point here is that this proves that my laser LED did not burn out.
I guess my problem could be due to a dust on the DVD LED which maybe moves a bit sometimes... Any idea if a DVD cleaner disc exists ?
Any other idea, hints, etc ???
Help much appreciated.
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