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Can't read some burnt dvds

My drive can't read some burnt dvds especially dvd-r. the disks turn up as blanks even as soon as i have just finished burning them. sometimes with persistence i can get it to read some.

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Try updateing your drivers firmware.
also cleaning the lens with a lens cleaning cd/dvd kit.

if that doesnt solve the problem then the lens system would need to be replaced -> better to buy a new drive.

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