Can't play audio cds.

  paddy75 22:48 03 Dec 2003
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My brother in laws win 98 computer won't play an audio or install cd,it will play a dvd after a long startup time,(about 4 mins).Two days ago i installed freeserve internet for him and it ran from the cd ok.When i put the audio cd in after watching the dvd the green light was very busy,i got a message saying scanning dvd rom drive and after about 5 minutes said cd cannot be found,try cleaning the cd.This is a brand new cd.Would a lens cleaner help my problem?Computer about 3 years old and very rarely used.Thanks Paddy..

  sil_ver 22:59 03 Dec 2003

Lens cleaner might help. Can't do any harm. But it's possible the laser is getting weak so be prepared to buy a new one. To prove the point, can you borrow a mates drive to try.

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