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DVD unit doesn't read CDs but works fine with DVDs

A couple days ago my DVD-RW unit stopped reading CDs, at first I thought it was a problem with the lens but then I discovered that it work fine with DVDs

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Re: DVD unit doesn't read CDs but works fine with DVDs

Sir: Did you try another CD or just 1 CD could not read by your DVD RW? Would you please make the DVD poped out and re-set it again. It seems the problem of communication becasue the code rate of DVD and CD is different. Its not related with the lens.

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