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My lite on LH20A1S no longer read dvds just cds, and those dvd that I burn show up as empty dvds =(

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Probably laser has gone bad--I would go to walmart and purchase a new one and see if that one works, if it doesn't, then you will know it's a software problem and just return it.

Otherwise I would replace it--they are usually under $40

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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