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CD/DVD-R Burner quit working!

I will put a disc in "d" to drive and it acts like it is reading and then it tells me to out a new disc in drive. I have checked the drivers and they are all there and updated. One day it was working - then it quit. You can hear it trying.

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There are two probable causes for that:
1 - the laser died or is misaligned due to use or mishandling - get a new one;
2 - or the laser lens is dirty. Try cleaning (very, very gently) with a 80% water/20% alcohol solution, close the drive, let it dry for a minute, and try loading a disc.
Good luck


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