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  • Kalpesh Chavda Apr 30, 2009

    I have lenovo G-510,4056, leaptop it's dvd-rw is read any cd or dvd & not write any disk,what can i do?

    Please, give me sugetion

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    I have the same issue. I'm pretty sure that when I picked out everything I wanted included in my laptop, I just forgot to select that one. Perhaps you did the same?

  • Joe May 11, 2010

    Which operating system are you running?



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Try to update firmware - u can found it here

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This usally means that your CD drive is starting to fail if you can try another CD drive.

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