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DVDs dont Play

My Samsungs combo drive doest play any of the DVDs

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2008

    my drive reads and writes cd's but it does not read dvd's please help

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    cds play dvds dont play.

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You want to change the lens of your driver.

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If its playing some cds then clean the lens with Lens Cleaner CD or DVD . If nothing works out then Combo player is failed. Go for New one.

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