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CD-rom can not read or burn, but DVD-reader in

I have a dell dimension 5150. I some month i have had trouble with the computer. The CD-RW can not read or burn, but DVD-reader in same unit works ok. What is wrong?

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  • kentgernerch Jun 16, 2009

    It is the CD-RW that not works, but the DVD-reader does, and it is a combo device. No problem watching af DVD film, but playing an CD-audio is suddenly not possible anymore.

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Try to ship it back where you purchase that device cause the hardware device has the problem maybe a factory defect then you should ship it back. Try to used light scribe utility program on your writer cause it will help your dvd/cd device read properly.

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