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Model of my dvd is Lite-on combo SOHC 5232K. It cannot read content of any CD I inser either audio or data disc. When I tried DVD it was able to recognize file, explore content and it does play in any media. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling driver but it still wont work. What do I do next? Thanks!

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I would suggest cleaning the drive with a cleaning dvd, $19.99 at most retailers. Or you can open up your computer and verify all connections to the drive are good, disconnect and re-connect to be sure. Hope this helps.

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I have tried to look for a direct link to the driver software you requested for on the website of LITE ON America and this is the link for it:

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