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I have a Gateway MX6445 Notebook with a Philips DVD+RW SDVD8820 drive.that will not burn DVDs or CDs.

I have a Gateway MX6445 Notebook with a Philips DVD+RW SDVD8820 drive. When I play DVDs the picture is slow, jumpy, and sort of digitized from frame to frame. The sound is also jumpy and seems to echo. I have also noticed that it takes a lot longer to "rip" music from a CD. This behavior is the same no matter what programs I use to view DVDs or rip music and I can play video I have stored on my hard drive with no problems. My DVD ROM R/RW will not burn DVDs or CDs but will play them. Does anybody have a solution for this issue

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It means that your dvd lens is already damage. change your dvd player.

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