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Can't read Blank CD or DVD even if it R or RW, when disk is inserted my windows explorer could not display all drives, it even hangs. Even my Installers that I used before could not be recognized anymore even my audio CDs  it only hangs my windows explorer whenever  I open it, except for CDs in movie format. BTW, I already cleaned the lens through CD Cleaner and in manual way (Open  the DVD Drive) but still nothing happens.Could anyone give me some remedy.....plz

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Re: Can't read Blank CD or DVD even if it R or RW, when...

Try a firmware update, this info should be available from LG.

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