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How can I tell if my DVD burner/drive is shot? Windows Vista

How can i tell if my dvd drive burner is shot? I can see the drive in my computer, however it won't read any discs. Any suggestions before I replace? I would appreciate any help.

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First you may try to remove it from the PC, open it then check if a part is loose or broken, now while the burner has no cover, you may run it, and check if the lens is stuck in its position, you may wna to check the railing if it is clean (be careful not to directly look at the lens while it is on.

now if nothing seems to work, you may then get a new burner.

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