Question about ASUS CB-5216A (90D70001UAYZ) CD-RW/DVD-ROM (Combo) Burner

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DVD R not working properly

My combo drive sometimes reads DVD, but often it cannot even detect the DVD. But CDR/W is working properly, only problem is with DVD R.

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  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2008

    My combo drive can't read a dvd, but works properly on cds.

  • Hammam Mar 25, 2008

    My DVD-R doesn't read any dvd-cd but it can read and write cd properly



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Are the DVD's you are trying to play Dual Layer? I was having a problem like that where only some DVD's would play and others my drive would freeze up it baffled the heck out of me untill I read on one of the DVD's that wouldn't work was a Dual Layer. Im guess if your drive isn't dual layer compatible it will not play the movie. Good Luck

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So it won't play movies most of the time? Time to replace the drive more than likely. When a laser gets weak, sometimes it wont read the DVD's, but will read regular cd's without problems. Eventually it won't read anything. The laser requires more power to read a dvd than a regular cd. The laser itself it adjustable, doesn't always work, but it's a sure sign that its on its way out. They are cheap to replace these days. :)

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if you are good at opening then open the combo drive and clean the lens once by using some lens cleaner solution and then refit it it should work ...

if you still persist the problem then think that the life of the combo drive is getting down and the time to purchase new one is getting nearer ..

after some days your combo drive will fail to read the cds but it will read occasionally for some days after that it will not read anything that s because the lens is becoming weaker ...

at the cost of replacing the lens you can purchase the new dvd writer ...

but also try cleaning the lens with some lens cleaner solution after that it may work for some days ..

the only problem with the combo drive is the lens will be weaker than the normal dvd writer or cd writer so after some days of usage it fails to detect dvds followed by it fails in detecting of cds too ...

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