optical drive stopped reading CD but dvd work

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August 9, 2011 at 10:29:22
Specs: Windows 7
Hello, My optical drive stopped reading(therefore doesn't write them either) CDs but still reads and writes DVDs

It happen after I entered a cd-rw and did format but the computer was shutted down in the middle.

My computer's specs:
4GB ram
Windown 7 x64

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August 9, 2011 at 10:38:04
You probably need to replace the drive. There are 2 lasers in a combo drive. One for CD & one for DVD. Either your CD laser is burned out or the laser lens is dirty. The lens can be cleaned either by dis-assembly or by use of a lens cleaning kit.

With the price of new combo drives being what they are I suggest replacing that unit. Look at the link below for a good online vendor.


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August 9, 2011 at 13:27:46
I too suspect the drive is failing. Could test with some bootable disk just to see if it could be software related.

Simple to test a "restore point" also. Safe and fast usually.

Darn blu-ray burners are almost cheap enough to consider.

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August 9, 2011 at 18:53:26
I will check with a bootable CD I alrady tried to backup and its not the computer because I have switched drives therefore the problem is the drive and not the computer

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