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Is DVDRW fried? Can read cd's, but can't read dvd's

Posted on 2005-04-04
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Last Modified: 2010-04-26
I am able to read cd's fine, but whenever I put in a DVD, it won't read and in My Computer, the DVDRW drive shows up as a CD drive only.  Is this drive reached its end??  It is a single layer NEC dvdrw.
Question by:scottw84
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Callandor earned 375 total points
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Try other DVDs, and try installing this drive in another machine.  If it still behaves the same, your DVD laser (it has two - one for CDs, and one for DVDs) is probably gone and you need to replace the drive.

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