dvd plays but not cds

  Im a diddy 20:23 29 Jun 2011
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looking at friends laptop for him,dvds play fine but cds not recognised.thinking its a laser for cds.the os is vista.tried to boot from cd,this isnt recognised either is my assumption correct?or is anything else i can try?

  johndrew 10:01 30 Jun 2011

Could be a failed CD laser as a combination DVD/CD unit uses separate lasers for each function. Could also be a dirty lens; try a CD cleaning disk.

  Nontek 10:37 30 Jun 2011

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