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Cannot read DVD but can CD?

It has worked fine for about 3 years then one day it stops reading any DVDs but it can still read DVDs. The cd/dvd icon in "my computer" says no disc is inserted .
Every now and then all of a sudden it will work for a day or to then stop. It also makes a lot of strangle clunking sounds when a dvd is inserted

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Could be just a dirty lens. Try :-

1) Blowing some compressed air through it. You can get cans, may already have one.

2) Running a CD lens cleaner. Its practically the same mechanics.

After that, its taking it out and cleaning it.

Posted on Jun 06, 2010

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