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E Drive refuses to read DVDs.

My E Drive has decided to ignore DVD-r discs in it, preventing me from burning movies. I have absolutely no idea why it's doing this.

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Maybe problem is that the lens of your DVD is dirty or maybe totally retiring. Because know what? CD/DVD writing wont last for a long period of time, theres also a limitation in burning. If you think that I am wrong Kindly try this:

* Clean the lens with CD/DVD cleaner
* Open the your dvd drive and clean the lens manually with cotton [also look for any damage on the board of the drive]


Hope it help!

^_^

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