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Hi , one way to clean your drive is to use Isopropanol which can be obtained from your chemist..Use a cotton bud, NOT SOAKED but with a small amount ,GENTLY using a circular motion clean the lazer and polish with a dry cotton bud.Hope this helps you.
Regards Bill

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Why doesn't CD player read discs?


If it's the CR-Rom of a computer, please restart your computer.
If the failure persist, means that the optical reader of your CD player is fauling.
No sure it should help but clean your optical reased.

Hardware 101 Cleaning The Lens Of Optical Disc Drive

Actually the same goes for a standalon player.

With costs as low as they are currentl, you sinply should remove the CD player of your computer and intall a new one

If this is not the answer you expect is because your question was not well specified.

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My cd reader says no cd every time but i havent used it for a long time and we have just moved but it was working at our old address


In most cases when the CD does not play it is possible that the optical head is a suspect. Sometimes it might pick up ordinary audio CD but will not play other formats. This indicates that the optical head is weak and so there is no detection or scanning of the CD . If the optical is working the tracks will be read immediately but with no scanning the laser head can be defective.

The main motor will not work in some cases as unless the tracks are read the drive motor will not work with signal from the processor.
Sometimes certain cleaner disks will not be tracked to run for cleaning as it will not be read and so will reject. Hence it is ideal to manually clean the laser head eye using a cleaning swap /cotton bud with gentle pressure on the lens eye.
If there is no result then watch if the CD spins or tries to spin. If so the board seems to work unless a test is taken on the main board but the possibility of a defective optical head can be the suspected fault.
If any of the above seems otherwise we must recheck with possibilities of a malfunction of the main processor board

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Cannot play dvd disk


Many probable reasons.
-You put dvd disk in a cd reader
-The Dvd disk is unreadable(full of scratch at the bottom)
-The Dvd reader is not identified by your computer.

1st identify what the reason is.
Then reply

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Commonly these changers use a single CD reader, maybe you only have a dirty optical pick up, to be more specific, the lense part has dust or another optical interference, then you could try with a good CD lense cleaner disk/ kit, in the worst case, the optical pick up is bad, but don't worry about, it can be replaced.

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My optical drive cannot read burned data dvds. However, it can burn data dvds which can be read on other computers. OPtical drive can read dvd movie discs! I cleaned the lens several time in last few...


you need to understand the mechanics behind cd/dvd reading, writing and burning. It usually means the reader is calibrated to a different layer than the dvd was burned on. Check this site for clarification. It's not my site but lots of detail on cds and dvd processes.
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hi, first you must to clean the optic reader , buy a kit for cleaning, if does not works , must to change the cd dvd rom , buy on ebay or amazon good prices

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My disk drive is not reading the cd. I have tried blowing it out, but it just shows that it is trying to read the disk then stops thinking.


Clean smudges off of disc with microfiber cloth and a little water.  Disc will not play if heavily scratched.  Insert different discs isolate the problem.  If other discs won't play, then you optical disc reader is fu.k.d up. Get you a CD disc cleaning kit from one of those box stores and try cleaning the optical reader that way.  If that don't work, then you need IT to open this puppy up and replace the optical drive.  Do it yourself if your IT.  Order the optical drive for cheap on e-bay.

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Where can I buy an optical reader for my cd player?


cd mech no longer available.try cleaning laser lens.try replacing 30tr6108 and30c2103 bc338 and33/16v

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Spinning CD icon and question mark


Hello,
I am sorry for just now responding to your request. I would go ahead and clean the optical reader as this is the most likely problem. If you listen really close when the disc is loaded and it appears to spin up then the problem should not be your spindle motor. Clean the optical reader first and attempt to replay the dvd. Also check to make sure the dvd is not scratched or damaged in any way that would prevent the laser from picking it up and reading the disc. You can find details of how to clean the optical reader in my tips. Again, I am very sorry for my late response as I have been out of town. Let me know if you need further assistance.

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