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Hi, I have an ASUS W1000 laptop and I am having problems with the CD/DVD drive. The computer can still read the hardware as I have uninstalled it and the restart automatically reinstalled the drive. However, it does not recognise any disks: blank, data, audio or DVD. I'm not sure when it stopped reading them but i know it recognised original copies after failing to read copied data discs. I'm guessing its a hardware fault but need some assistance in finding a solution. Make and model of optical drive: TOSHIBA ODD-DVD SD-R6372. Thanks

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I suspected I might. Thanks for confirming.

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My Solution is to purchase an external dvd writer and use that as the internal onse dont last long as the heat from the laptop can cause problems to the connectors to the dvd burners.

hope this will help.

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