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post #1 of 8
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Hey all. My dvd burner has just started not wanting to read dvd's..it still will read cd's fine, but tells me to insert dvd/cd, when I try to get it to read a dvd.

I've blown out what dust that I could..but its still giving me the issue.
It is a Lite-On burner, only about 4 months old.

Thoughts?
post #2 of 8
the lens cleaning disc kits do more damage than good

if its only 4 mo old, contact liteon for rma
post #3 of 8
Only thing about a rma is by the time you ship it and have to wait. You can grab a brand new one off egg for about $22 bucks. And you will spend around $10 that just to ship it back.


I'm remember back with a older os the upper and lower filter deleting would fix issues like that. Good luck on your decision. Maybe ask lite-on for a prepaid label for the troubles. As it wont hurt to ask.
post #4 of 8
Well, same happened to me three or four days earlier (the thread must be in the 1st page) and it turned out that my drive was dead.

I've replaced it (21€) and it works wonders

My experience tells... Get an LG drive. They are indestructible. I own 5 drives, 3 of them are LG and they work like new. One's mine (two days old), the other two are in my server, 7 years old and 4 years old respectively.

The other two drives, one ASUS and one Sony NEC Optiarc, well. The ASUS does fine (not great, it's a bit slow burning) and the Sony has blown up within 3 years.
   
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Open it up. Seriously. It's 4 screws.

Get 99% Isopropyl Alcohol and some Q-Tips. Clean the lens and the tracks.

Save yourself the $$ and waiting.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post
My experience tells... Get an LG drive. They are indestructible. I own 5 drives, 3 of them are LG and they work like new. One's mine (two days old), the other two are in my server, 7 years old and 4 years old respectively.
+1

I've gone through two Samsung drives (six months) and one Lite-On (about a year) drive, and I've had this LG for two years and it's yet to show any signs of breaking. Touch wood.
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post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by killabytes View Post
Open it up. Seriously. It's 4 screws.

Get 99% Isopropyl Alcohol and some Q-Tips. Clean the lens and the tracks.

Save yourself the $$ and waiting.
I always use saliva and a q-tip to clean mine though. Any update on the drive yet?
post #8 of 8
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Just took it apart and cleaned it....i used denatured alcohol, lens was pretty clean to start with.






"please insert disc".....................
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