[SOLVED] "no disc present" problem

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by Blaine Binkerd, Nov 11, 2020.

  1. Blaine Binkerd

    Blaine Binkerd New Member

    I've probably noticed this more recently, so I have a stupid question or two. I insert a DVD into my drive, and nothing happens. AnyDVD shows the "no disc present" message. I've tried disabling AnyDVD and reinserting the disc, but I still have nothing. Occasionally, if I eject and reinsert the disc, it may start working, but that doesn't work very often. Up until now, I've been returning the DVD (or set) and getting a replacement. That seems to work most of the time. The most recent failures were discs in NCIS season 16 and NCIS season 17.
    I don't know if I've been hitting a bad bunch of DVDs or if something else is going on. I'm not here to blame AnyDVD, but I figure you guys probably know much more about this subject than me.
    Should I think about getting a new BluRay drive for my PC? If so, what brand(s) should I look at? I'm convinced that either I keep getting bad discs or the drive is flaky.

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  2. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    If windows doesn't detect the disc with anydvd disabled, it's not an anydvd problem and you have the following possible causes.

    Dirty/defective disc and/or drive

    If the drive does detect other dvd and blu-ray titles, the drive is fine. Which leaves the disc, if you can try it in another system and that one also doesn't work, it's most likely the disc.

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  3. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    0.17s: unit ready failed, sense 2:30:0
    Your drive says, that an "incompatible medium" is installed.
  4. Blaine Binkerd

    Blaine Binkerd New Member

    Thank you very much! I don't know why, but I completely excluded the dirty drive possibility. I bought a drive cleaner and ran it until it said it was finished. Voila! unreadable discs from earlier sessions are suddenly visible. I can but hang my head in shame for this.
  5. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    sounds like the laser was just dirty enough to read some and not others. Glad it's fixed :)
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