dvd writer wont read cd's

  bta1 17:52 07 Apr 2006
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using Xp, have a dvd/cd rom and dvd/cd +/- writer.
The dvd/cd rom will read cd's but the burner wont. Does anyone know what might have caused this?

  Totally-braindead 18:19 07 Apr 2006

It could be the CD laser has failed, it has 2 sets of lasers, one for CDs and one for DVDs and it may be that the CD one has failed.

  bta1 18:43 07 Apr 2006

but it will read cdrw's.

  john-232317 20:30 07 Apr 2006

Try a different brand of disc.

  Totally-braindead 21:13 07 Apr 2006

A CDRW is not a DVD its a CD so it'll use the CD laser not the DVD one.

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