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My Dual Layer DVD±RW for my presario v2410us will not read CDs

My Preario notebook will not read CDs but it has no problem reading DVDs. Can you help me?

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It happens in combo drives where the cd reading wont work and still read or burn dvd's or vice versa. If you tried to use a cd cleaner and still didnt work then the cd reader is already busted. it either you replace it a new one or not.

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Lightscribe means you can create a label on a disk.

Check these Links fro more information:

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