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My computor cant read cd's but it can read DVD's. whats wrong with it?

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Well ...the laser in dvd drives has to focus differently to read cd or dvds. Sounds like the focussing on the cd side has gone out. Not really fixable. Buy a new drive .... 18x dvd burners are only like $25 these days ...

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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I purchased a plextor px-870a dvd/cd writer to replace the cd writer in our computor it is a dell with a dvd player in the top slot and a cd writer in the next slot down but the cd writer stoped working so...


On the back of a CD-writer or a DVD-writer is a small grid (2 rows) of gold pins.

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MELISSA try to open the computer look DVD/CD drive there. Make sure that the power connected properly and the IDE cable is properly connected to the DVD/CD.

It seems that the computer not detecting you CD drive. You'll needing to physically check that inside to the computer.

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I have a Lite on 20X DVD/CD Writer & rewriter for 6 months, now for some reason my computor does'nt seem to recongnize it and it needs me to play my set up CD whitch I cant find,if its possible...


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i) try to place the CD(u wanted to play....) in the CD/DVD Tray which is right on top of ur tower by pressing button on CD/DVD drive and wait for few seconds....

ii) then Click on Start button -----> Click on the option MY COMPUTER---> a new window will appear
   
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CDRW- means CD WRITER
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DVD WRITER is not included in this combo...

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thankyou,.
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