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I have a Compaq Presario c700...the DVD RW drive does has stopped reading DVDS. i have done several diagnostics but everytime the result is that the drive is working fine.

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Try different DVD's and if you own any, try some DVD Games

if you can buy a CD cleaner as any dust or grime on the lens could stop the DVD drive from reading certain data

the other thing could be that it's reached it's lifespan and it's time to buy a new DVD RW drive, DVD/DVDRW drives are cheap to buy now, so you could probably pick one up for $10 - $20

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