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My DVD drive reads only Dvd's but doesnot read and CD's?

When i insert a Cd and close the drive,the drive doesn't show any sign of reading the CD.But when i insert a DVD it works fine.....

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Two lasers - one for CD one for DVD CD one possibly dirty - so get and run a lazer cleaning disc set and run it or laser burnout -new drive

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