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My DVD 8820 does not play or even recognise dvds or cds.

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You have to first ose a lens cleaner to clean the lens..if not worked then u have to change the lens of dvd drive...

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one problem i see is that your DVD drive is not properly cleaned or maintained. if that is so, you can just buy a CD, DVD lens cleaner and let it run onto your drive but if if this fails, maybe the lens is actually damaged. there are also DVD RW combo drives that reads only CDs after a long time use. this is cause by the lens' capability to detect DVDs or CDs played. as time goes by, lenses wears out.i suggest that if this is your problem, try to buy a new drive for your PC.

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