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Samsung combo problem

I have a samsung combo drive which is some 2 to 3 yrs old ,
After some days passed it stopped detecting some dvd s , i thought that there may be some region difference in dvd so it is not detecting...
As after some days passed it stopped detecting all dvd s but it was still detecting cd s and writing the cds,..
as some days passed it stopped detecting cds also...
but the drive was detected by the OS & in BIOS(but it was able to run cds,dvds in windows 98)(actually i was having multiple OS)..
after some days i was only having XP the drive was not detecting in OS, i reinstalled OS everything but also not improvements (but it was detecting in bios) ,...
i then opened & just cleaned the lens everything & just did some thing now it is detecting in OS but it cant detect any cd,dvd & it cant write also ..
some one give the solution for this to fix for myself ...

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  • Dileep Keshavanarayana
    Dileep Keshavanarayana Mar 05, 2008

    just i want some solution or tips to make it work..
    i request not to suggest me to buy new one or to visit technician....

  • Dileep Keshavanarayana
    Dileep Keshavanarayana Mar 05, 2008

    hello mr.buddy i am not an novice user ... i am an expert user & i am an expert in fixya too ...
    i didnt clean the lens with hand ... i cleaned it with lens cleaner liquid ...
    with out opening nobody can fix it ...
    technician will open and then only they will repair they dont do magical touch and repair.....

  • Dileep Keshavanarayana
    Dileep Keshavanarayana Mar 05, 2008

    mine is samsung combo cd/dvd drive....

  • Dileep Keshavanarayana
    Dileep Keshavanarayana Mar 05, 2008

    samsung combo cd/dvd drive 352b

  • Dileep Keshavanarayana
    Dileep Keshavanarayana Apr 15, 2008

    no ...

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The first thing you shouldnt do is to open the Drive !
If you open it and clean the lens.. That is BAD NEWS buddy.
You can open it, BUT DO NOT TOUCH THE LENS OR CLEAN THE LENS. Because the lens is very super sensative. Our hands has oil which is hard to notice.

I need to know what type of dvd drive you have...

Here are some tips which you can try :

a) There can be a problem with OS you are using. Try differnet ones.
b) There can be a volt powering problem with your power supply to your DVD combo Drive.
c) You might not have the installation drivers for your dvd drive, install them,
you can find the drivers in the DVD webpage.

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