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Write master reads cds but dvds are read as blank cds

When i insert any dvd it is shown as a blank cd. but cds are read fine.Is the head burnt or something or is it a software problem? I tried reinstalling the drive, didnt work. It was working fine till recently.

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Your dvd's lasers dirty, clean it.

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