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    DVDrw will not read DVD's

    not had this problem before/ but my laptop drive which is a DVDrw will now only read or play cd and no longer any dvd's

    is this a screwed drive I am thinking?

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    Re: DVDrw will not read DVD's

    Dirty lens?

    Could b that the pickup isnt getting enough light reflected back from the DVD. DVD's aren't as good at reflecting light because of their data density, double layer disks reflect even less.

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    Re: DVDrw will not read DVD's

    Could be the lens, it could be the dvd especially if burnt. Try an original film dvd to see if it will play.

    Do a system test in nero on the drive.

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    Re: DVDrw will not read DVD's

    i have tried all sorts of dvds but no joy, as i mentioned it still burns and reads cd's just fine

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    Re: DVDrw will not read DVD's

    AnyDVD installed? Any things which may interfere with the reading of disks?

    Try a Linux boot CD if you have one handy (or the UBCD) to see if you get the same in a different OS. If so, time to buy a new one buddy
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