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Dvd combo not reading/writing any CD

Sir, my DVD COMBO drive is not reading/writing any CD but in the device manager/properties shows that device is working properly. The drive get eject/load by mouse also but the reading indicator light glows for some times only thereafter it goes off then the G: drive shows blank or No discor insert disc.

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Since the device can't identify a disc anymore it is adviseable to get another.


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Posted on Feb 13, 2008

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