dvd rw not recognizing cds

  strech 23:36 21 Oct 2006

i have a lite-on dvd recorder
it reads dvds but not cds
please help and thanks in advance.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:55 22 Oct 2006

i have a lite-on dvd recorder
In a PC or a stand alone machine for the TV?

it reads dvds but not cds
usually means CD laser is kaput

  Totally-braindead 11:34 22 Oct 2006

Further to what Fruit Bat /\0/\ has said DVD recorders have 2 sets of lasers, one for CDs one for DVDs and it is possible for one set to go. In which case you can read DVDs and not CDs or vice versa.
You could try a cleaning disk that sometimes works.

  martjc 11:55 22 Oct 2006

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