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All of a Sudden: Wierd 'Cyborg' sound with any DVD/CD viewed/listened to?

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Wierd thing just happened.

I paused a DVD I was watching, for about 10 minutes ...

Upon returning to the viewing of it, I noticed the audio had this wierd, cyborg/computery/digital delay sound to it.

I rebooted.

Inserted the DVD and tried again.

Same thing.

I then tried a regular audio CD and it too had the same wierd cyborg/electronica style reverb.

I then tried to play an .mp3 I had saved on my HD and everything sounded fine.

I then tried the original DVD again ... and the same wierd electronic/delay effect was present. Totally ugly sounding ...

So is this a failing CD/DVD-ROM drive or what ??

    
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Have you try to watch the DVD by using another media player?

VLC Player - DivX Player are some choices if you never heard of them.
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Have you try to watch the DVD by using another media player?

VLC Player - DivX Player are some choices if you never heard of them.
The DVD, "Day After Tommorrow or something..." included it's own player ... and yeah, it too had the same effect.

Also, when I eject the DVD now, the tray comes out and the DVD is spinning like mad in the tray receptacle ...

Think my drive might be on the fritz ...

    
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The DVD, "Day After Tommorrow or something..." included it's own player ... and yeah, it too had the same effect.

Also, when I eject the DVD now, the tray comes out and the DVD is spinning like mad in the tray receptacle ...

Think my drive might be on the fritz ...

Yeah, I hated that media player that the movie force you to use.

You should try a regular DVD movie that you can play on VlC Player. If the problem still happens, I'd say it's the DVD drive problem because I don't know any other cause.
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post #5 of 10
If it doesn't stop spinning the disc when you eject it, it must be the drive.
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or maby its time to overclock it
but there are some cheap dvd burners for like $30
here a good 1 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136119
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or maby its time to overclock it
but there are some cheap dvd burners for like $30
here a good 1 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136119
I have a backup external DVD drive I'm going to try today to figure out if the drive is actually defective or not ...
    
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post #8 of 10
You might just check to make sure all your cables are connected completely...

I remember I had the same problem, but with all audio... my speakers weren't plugged in all the way. You might have to go inside the case and stuff.
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You might just check to make sure all your cables are connected completely...

I remember I had the same problem, but with all audio... my speakers weren't plugged in all the way. You might have to go inside the case and stuff.
Don't think it's that ... thought it occurred to me as well.

The video also jumps and stutters ... wierd.

Audio CD's produce the same effect.

.MP3's play fine.

Have to wait till later to get my external drive that a friend is borrowing.
    
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post #10 of 10
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So I think it's a bunk drive ... have to get a new one.

I've tried my external DVD drive and it plays movies and audio CD's just fine, but the internal one yields that strange audio and the video is all stuttering ...

Oh, well ... I've been wanting to get that last IDE drive out of my system anyway. Gonna pick up an SATA DVD drive so as to just shut the IDE system down completely ...

Thanks for the comments all.

    
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