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Lite-On DVD Writer running slow

My Lite-ON 16X DVD writer has become slow off late. It takes a lot of time to write as well as copy DVD's, and sometimes fails to read discs. Also the written DVD's are sometimes not detected.

Is there any solution other than cleaning the lens by opening the drive or using a Lens Cleaner ? It is out of warranty.

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Yes you can purchase a cd that has a cleaning device on it. You place the dvd in the slot and read the prompts on your computer. you can by them at local best buy or computer store.

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