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CD player doesn't work, but DVD does

I have a laptop computer with a combined DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW. Somehow, I can play the DVD's but not the CD's.

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This is a common problem with the combo drives. There are two sepperate reader boards for CD and DVD. When one fails the other will still read. The drive will need to be replaced.

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