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DVD problem my combo drive reads CD but when i put DVD it does not read. it shows that there is no Disc in it

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  • allison_hiew Dec 16, 2007

    I have the same problem. A cd/dvd combo drive but it seems not able to detect a DVD disc in the drive. I've sent it for a replacement when it was under warranty. I did not try it immediately after I got the replacement as I seldom play DVD. However, the same problem prevails and it's passed the warranty period.

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2007

    I have the same problem. A cd/dvd combo drive but it seems not able to detect a DVD disc in the drive. can anybody suggest on this???

  • wlad Jan 05, 2008

    i dont know the solution of this

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2008

    the same problem

  • Anonymous May 26, 2008

    not reading dvd

  • yarlumesh Jun 09, 2008

    when i insert cd it runs or cd detects,if i insert dvd it can not detect what is the problem

  • Anonymous Jun 18, 2008

    dvd is nor reading

  • uthru Jul 14, 2008

    i dont know why it doesn't reads DVD. But it reads CD

  • redelima Jul 17, 2008

    dvd is not reading,only cd.

  • spikyweb Dec 25, 2008

    my dvdroom can read cd but cant read dvd

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    cds run okay but it doesn't even recognize any of the dvds.

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    My combo drive read / write CD only ,but When I put DVD it does not work



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  • cristy_amyce Nov 05, 2007

    please me drive HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4522B

  • cristy_amyce Nov 05, 2007

    plese ms drive for HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4522B


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You can try to clean the lens with some lens cleaners that are available almost anywhere. But it's most likely that the DVD laser is no longer working. (there are different lasers for DVD and CD just to let you know...) With DVD combo drives going down so fast in price, it might be better to just upgrade to a DVD combo lightscribe burner. (I paid $40 for one last week)

Posted on Mar 28, 2007


I HAD same exact problems, not reading dvds, i updated firmwares 1.02, then 1.03 and no change, was replaced inside the warranty twice. no change, so conclusion: STAW AWAY FROM IT!!

Posted on Apr 15, 2008

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SOURCE: 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!

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SOURCE: My LG combo drive HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-H23Ndoes not

The lens for reading dvd is busted and needs to be replaced that is why it no longer read dvd.

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