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My dvd rw/r drive & dvd rom drive on my desktop with windows XP won't read dvd or dc discs. Windows can't find drives whin asked to open them. The green lights on both drives come on when I insert a disc but thats all.

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My guess is that the "laser" inside the unit has failed.
Light from the laser is not bouncing-back from the disk, and so no "data" can be read.

It's time to spend $40 to buy a new CD/DVD reader/writer, to replace the "dead" unit.

Please responsibly recycle the old hardware.

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