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DVD can be neither played nor recorded

After having inserted a CD with DivX-files, which worked just fine, I am not able to play any DVD, blank DVD or other. After twenty seconds with odd noises there is the error message "DVD can be neither played nor recorded" and is automatically ejected. Oddly, the only disk I am able to play is the CD which apparently caused the problem.

Can somebody help me please?!

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