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CDs, DVDs now playing too fast


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#1 Lowerdeck

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 10:04 AM

Since sometime last night, I've had a problem on my computer - the two CD/DVD drives I have on my computer are running at far too fast a speed. This applies all sorts of different programs: iTunes 9.1, Windows Media 10, PowerDVD 7. With audio CDs on my D drive, it can play as much as six times faster on iTunes. It goes a little slower with PowerDVD and WMP, but still noticeably quick.

My D drive is a CD-RW/DVD combo which I purchased within the last two years, if that.
My E drive is just a CD-RW which is anywhere from 5-7 years old, and probably doesn't write anymore but still plays.

I'm wondering how both are all of a sudden not working properly. I just ran MBAM, and nothing came up. Currently running an anti-virus scan to see if that might be it. Anyone out there got a guess as to what's wrong?

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 05:35 PM

If I am following your description correctly, you're saying the music is playing to the point that the lyrics are sounding like someone who has had too many Red Bull caffeine drinks?
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 11:57 AM

Might be faster than that, since I can't make out lyrics. I just put in a CD, and it played a song of 7 min 5 seconds in about 57 (actual) seconds. So it's running about seven to eight times faster than it should be.

However, the CD can be read. It gives the proper track listings and iTunes and all.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 12:22 PM

It sounds to me like the drive has problem with the drive motor.

You should try this device on another computer to see if it functions the same way, if it does there is something wrong with the controller on the drive.

Also try another drive on your computer and see it that functions Okay.

I am inclined to think this is a hardware issue and not a software related one, although some software can create sound effects and such, I can't see that as being the case here.

Did anyone recently update the firmware on the optical drive recently that you are aware of?

I would try what I suggested above, this will at least tell you if the problem is with the computer or with the optical drive.

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