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Can operate with CD ROM's. Won't recognize DVD's.

My Pacific Digital Mach 16 DVD will not recognize an already recorded DVD when loaded onto the drive. It will recognize and operate with CD ROMs.

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Sounds like the drive could be going bad. The way the laser reads DVDs vs. CDs is different, that is why you are able to read one, not the other. I had this happen to me, except the opposite. It could read DVDs, not CDs. Had to buy a new one, and all is well.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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    you could also try to clean the drive with a pressurized air can, or a CD that is designed to clean (contains brushes that wipe the laser as it spins).

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You need to get the latest and best driver package, then re-install. If you can provide the make/model/series of the drive, I can provide you with a reliable source to download.

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