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Dvd /cd rw combo cannot read sony dvd rw 8m disc

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Re: Dvd /cd rw combo cannot read sony dvd rw 8m disc

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It seems that what you have is a combo drive only :(
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Go to Windows Explorer and check to see if the Sony drive is visible. It may not be connected or the Jumper switch may be set incorrectly.
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try re-installing the Drive.
Cleaning the Laser head.
Using a different read-write program.
Mike @ Compurepair.

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