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My dvd combo does not read dvd

Hi I have lg dvd combo 4522B. It worked fine for 4 months after purchasing it. After that it refused to read DVD. But it reads CD and CD-RW. I can burn CD and CD-RW. The only problem is it does not read DVD. Very Rarely it reads some DVD. When i put the dvd on the drive it tries to read (LED blinks)the dvd but after some seconds, LED stops blinking. If i open cd drive on my computer it is empty. I tried to uninstall cd driver in device manager. I tried to reinstall XP. I tried different types of DVD. I tried the DVD drive with my friend's machine. Nothing works. Please help me.........

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Re: my dvd combo does not read dvd

There are separate lasers for CD reading, and for DVD reading. This is why it is possible to have a drive that reads only CDs but not DVDs, or the other way around. And your particular combo unit seems to have a lot of these problems. Since the drive doesn't work it's almost definitely a problem with the drive itself (I'm assuming that there is nothing wrong with the discs you tried to read). If that drive is still covered by a warranty period, send it back for repairs. Otherwise, I can't see the harm in trying to tinker with it yourself as the DVD portion of it is dead anyways. Ummm, on a side note...CompUSA is going out of business and they are selling things cheap. I got a DVD lightscribe burner for $40...booyah!

Posted on Mar 26, 2007

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