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DVD drive not reading properly

My laptop dvd drive is not able to read properly.Whenever i put a CD/DVD inside it shows it as empty even though its not empty. What should i do?Should i replace it?

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  • reshroy Jan 17, 2009

    i bought the laptop in april 2008. i didnt have t use the cd/dvd drive much as i used to transfer data via usb. but of late when i tried to watch movie or burn a cd/dvd... the laptop doe not read it properly.many times it keeps saying that the drive is empty despite the disc being present .pls help.i called up the dealer and he said i could replace the cd drive ... but isnt there any other solution?

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    The drive does not recognize any CD or DVD, says drive is empty



  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    I am facing the same problem. It looks like the common problem with this laptop.

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Well this apparently is a large problem with Lenovo and specific drives coming out of India Such as Matsh*ta Drives...and the Lenovo people have not addressed this......There are several Ideas floating about...One person noted that his DVD drive is working great with the Vista OS...others that have downgraded to a better (fewer problems) XP OS/platform have had many problems with the CD/DVD drives...so it could be Software or Hardware related however...one person noted (his words not mine) =
"Problem is that some dust accumulate on the lens of the drive and hence it stops recognizing the discs.So what I did yesterday is that I opened the drive, then opened its screws and then cleaned the lens with a soft and clean cloth. after that i put it back in its place and then my drive started recognizing all the discs."
So I hope some how the problem is solved for you all soon and I hope this has been helpful in some way...Thanks ..The Fang

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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