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My Gigabyte Combo can't read any media???

My Gigabyte Combo can't read any media? Even if i insert cd with data in it. How can that be? It just happen so sudden.. Anybody can help me about this matter..

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Re: My Gigabyte Combo can't read any media???

When a dvd writer fails it doesnt fail gradually, it just fails, you will not find any solution to the problem, other than buying a new writer, because the cause is more than likely the laser/lens that has failed and they are not worth replacing, as writers are so inexpensive nowadays, hence the reason why there are so many failures, because if the cost comes down there has to be savings somewhere and the laser being the main part of a writer, thats where the quality i feel is poor

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