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Cdrom not reading all disk

My cd/dvd burner in my computer will read all my dvds and music disks fine but when i try a game the drive doesn't even recognize i put something in. The games are in perfect condition no scratches or scuffs and they were working before i changed out drives (old one died)

any ideas on how to fix?

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Not to worry i was also facing problems like this ...just clean the lens with a len cleaner....and see it will start reading after that

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