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My dvd rw doesn't read cd's anymore, it only wants to burn cds and dvds

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HI,
1. CLEAN YOUR DVD RW LENSE WITH lense cleaner kit.
2. Otherwise change your Cd/Dvd

thanks
ehsan

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The drive name itself is the clue to know whether it can burn dvds or not.

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  • Perhaps the one who told you did not understand your question properly , and understood it , in the sense that it can read CDs as well as DVDs , as far as Dvd-ROM drives are concerned many shopkeepers who are especially new working in the shop just make a guess and answer our question which could lead to this misunderstanding or incorrect information being passed on.
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What I see from the description is that the drive is a combo drive. Combo drives are CD-RW and DVD-ROM drives means
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You said that you are able to burn DVDs on other computer so please check the label on the DVD drive.. it should be DVD-RW/DVD+RW drive


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