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Dvd fault sir, i have lenovo pc with dvd combo. now a days i hve some problems in my dvd drive. when i insert dvd rom in the dvd drive, it could not read the dvd rom but read the cd rom. so i want to know what is the fault in my dvd drive.

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Your laser is faulty and is only able to read cd tracks, the reason being that dvd's data is packed closer together than a cd, and when the laser is failing it can only read wider burned data tracks on cd's.

You will have to replace the drive

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