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The unit fails to play back recently burnt discs , other music systems will not play them either . The discs are of the printable type . I have tried blank discs from another pack , but still no good . The drive does work however with re-writable discs , both writing and reading . When I load a pre-recorded music cd, the drive sounds as if it is hunting back and forth across the disc for a start, but does not find one . I have tried un-installing and re-installing the driver , but it makes no difference . There does not appear to be an update for this driver . The drive is approx 8 years old , and the system was originally windiws 98se , but has been windows xp sp2 for about a year , with no drive problems until now . Is it time time replace the drive unit , and with what ?or is there something else to diagnose ? Look forward to your reply , cheers , Tony .

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  • TONY SMITH Nov 25, 2007

    Thankyou sigma , for your advice , you were correct it was the laser . Apparrently the fact that it worked with a re-writable but not a standard blank , meant that the laser was no longer focussing properly , so economically , a new drive was required . In 1999 the cd read-write drive by sony was £110 . The new sony/nec AD5170 drive that will handle cd and dvd was only £25 off the shelf , I think that's brilliant! ,thanks again for your help , CODGER .



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sir r u confotable to open odd(optical disk drive ).i m telling procedure for desktop odd.then plz open odd by opening screw &plastic locks.plz clean lens if issue not resolved then see on base of lens. u will see a preset plz rotate preset in anticlock wise direction. u r issue definetly resolves .
good luck

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Dear tony...
ur problm seems can be fixed sir...

may be dust particies on u r drive lence...../drive lence works as our eye do...
u can clean u r drive lence by cd lence cleaner.....may be u r problem will be solved...

if it doesnt work u can replace u r drive...
buy a new combo drive will be better for u....
in combo drive u can play cd & dvd and write-cd

Regards & best of luck
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