|Hi and thanks in advance,|
My Mad Dog 16X3DVD9-8X drive will no longer read DVD's but it will still read CD's with no problem. I'm a grad student on an extremely limited budget and purchasing a new drive is not an option right now. My school materials are backed up to DVD so I need to have access to them.
Couple of questions:
Are there separate lenses for CD and DVD? Could this somehow be a dirty lens that allows CD's to be read but not DVD's?
Is it possible to take an internal drive apart and clean the lenses manually? I've never done this before but if it's do-able I will certainly try.
I've called the local repair shop to see if they have an old drive they removed from another computer that they could sell for a few bucks. They've helped me out in the past but unfortunately they don't have anything right now.
Any help would be appreciated.