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Reads music cd only

Reads and plays cd but not dvd or games.

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Its because the potimeter "small electrical screw" on the dvd laser assembly needs to be adjusted "the laser is starting to go bad and turning the pot would add more power output on the laser "note that this should only be done by someone who knows how to use a multimeter well and electronics well because doing this can do good and make it read dvds, and doing this could also destroy the laser head assembly too. people do this to make their drives play hard to read cds/dvds. and this method can also drastically shorten the life of your laser. so look into this alot before you attempt. google search "dvd pot tweak" without the quotes

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