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It reads CDs, but DVDs: "Please insert a disk in drive.."

My lite on Internal DVD Drive is brand new! But it's unable to read DVDs, while it can read Cds. What can I do? My LITE ON DVD SOHD-16P9S drive doesn't read any kind of CD or DVD. I've tried to restore the driver, but it can't be done. Is there a wy to renew the drives? I also have a LITE ON DVDRW SHOW-1633S with the same trouble.

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DVD SOHD-16P9S drive doesn't read any kind of CD or DVD


hi,there is no problem in drivers .
check the hardware parts
there are 2 possibilities in your case
1.the laser beam which reads the dvd or cds is malfunctioning
2.ensure that the cable & buses are properly connected

..
in case laser beam is damaged you got to get it repaired for proper functioning



all the best

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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  • bharath m
    bharath m Dec 19, 2007

    & same case with your LITE ON DVDRW SHOW-1633S

    there is malfunctioning of the laser beam(which reads the dvd or cd)




  • bharath m
    bharath m Dec 19, 2007

    so get your cd or dvd drive repaired

  • bharath m
    bharath m Dec 19, 2007

    so get your cd or dvd drive repaired

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