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CDrom drive not reading discs


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#1 o2w4e

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 12:22 AM

My CDRom drive isn't reading discs, whether its a CDRom or a music CD. It burns CDs just fine as all the CDs I've burned work fine in the stereo. My CDRom drive is a TSSTcorp CDRW/DVD TSL426C. I use a Dell Inspiron 6000 with Windows XP Media Center Edition SP2. I recently reformatted the laptop and restored it to it's original state. I don't know if this play a part or not. Thanks!

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 12:28 AM

A CDRW/DVD can work to burn disks but not read them
It can also read but not burn.

They use 2 different lens to read & burn.
about the only thing you could do is get a lens cleaner disk & try it but if the drive doesn't read a disk of any kind, period, I think the read lens has failed.
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 01:02 AM

A CDRW/DVD can work to burn disks but not read them
It can also read but not burn.

They use 2 different lens to read & burn.
about the only thing you could do is get a lens cleaner disk & try it but if the drive doesn't read a disk of any kind, period, I think the read lens has failed.


try it in a different computer first just to make sure its the cd drive thats dead

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 01:06 AM

I've tried multiple disks, nothing works. It's not an option to try a different computer at the moment.




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