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My LG DVD Writer can read cd's only, it cannot read dvd's. I have tried cleaning the lense several times, it is no use, kindly help.

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Click start control panel,administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll to cd/dvd rom drives right click properties then properties again then tick enable cd digital cd audio for this cd rom device or scroll to dvd regions select the no _ for your specific area

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Posted on Mar 15, 2011

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    you might have to do it a couple of times to get your computer to register the change

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Individual drives - the pioneer at £18.99 isd a great buy!

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