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My DVD-RW doesen't read CD or DVD

I own a Gygabyte Go-1616A DVD-RW, the problem is that when i try to insert a disc into the driver (DVD or CD) it doesen't read it, i tried installing the latest driver but it still doesen't work ... please help

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Re: My DVD-RW doesen't read CD or DVD

Is this a new drive? Is so, it's probably faulty and you should return it to where you purchased it. If you've used it before, are you using the same kind of discs? Or are the new and different brand? If so, try to get the same kind that worked before. Another thing you should do is clean the drive. You can buy cd drive cleaning kits really cheap.

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CD/DVD Is Not Recognized
spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif Many times, after inserting a disc into the CD or DVD drive, the disc is not recognized by that drive. CD-read and DVD-read issues can be caused by many sources. Perform the procedures presented in this General Computer Advice article when troubleshooting CD-read and DVD-read issues.

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  1. Try to use a different CD or DVD in the drive to see if that disc can be read.
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