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Can't read CD but can read DVD

My DVD writer can't read/write blank CD or read any kind of CD but it can read all DVD. also, i can hear a sound like squeaking or something like grinding on my drive when i insert CD disc. however, when i insert any type of DVD it plays immediately without a problem. nead help to fix it. thanks.

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This is not uncommon. I have seen it often. It is a sign that the unit is about to fail, and needs to be replaced.

I don't know where you are, but around where I live, these dual layer DVD RW drives retail for less than 30 dollars. They usually come with software and are not difficult to install.

Beware of ESD, however, whenever you are working on the inside of a pc. ESD (electo static discharge) can destroy the insides of your machine without you knowing it until it's too late.

good luck
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