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Reading discs Hello, I have the LITE-ON DVD-RW SOHW-1633S built-in for my Advent MC3040. It worked fine for about 18/19 months then I tried to put a CD-ROM in, but all i got was the sound of it trying to load then a sudden beep, i tried the same with an audio cd the same thing happened, Then I tried with a dvd that loaded and worked fine. Is there anything that perhaps I could do. The beep happens with dvd-r/rws and cd-r/rws. Thanks.

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Re: Reading discs

Unless your pc is old, it's a bit drastic buying a new one when you can replace the dvd drive itself fo about 25 quid

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I had burned the data in double layer DVD in Nero, after successfully completing the burning, when i try to open it is showing the space is Zero, please suggest me in retreiving the data which was burnt.

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