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My Combo drive does not detect any CD's.. but reads DVD's.

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Try updates of firm wire from samsung website...

Posted on Aug 16, 2007

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Surely its the problem wtih the lens. try using a lens cleaner. the try flushing it wiht air. then try upgrading the bios from webiste. then lastly change the lens

Posted on Aug 16, 2007

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SOURCE: my dvd combo does not read dvd

There are separate lasers for CD reading, and for DVD reading. This is why it is possible to have a drive that reads only CDs but not DVDs, or the other way around. And your particular combo unit seems to have a lot of these problems. Since the drive doesn't work it's almost definitely a problem with the drive itself (I'm assuming that there is nothing wrong with the discs you tried to read). If that drive is still covered by a warranty period, send it back for repairs. Otherwise, I can't see the harm in trying to tinker with it yourself as the DVD portion of it is dead anyways. Ummm, on a side note...CompUSA is going out of business and they are selling things cheap. I got a DVD lightscribe burner for $40...booyah!

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SOURCE: My LG combo drive HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-H23Ndoes not

The lens for reading dvd is busted and needs to be replaced that is why it no longer read dvd.

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