philips dvdr1640

  HateGrowth 18:52 26 Apr 2006

i have the named dvdrw and it was given to me by a friend but it records dvds fine and read dvd discs fine but will not recognise any cd media be it original back up or blank disc.

I was wondering has anyone else experienced this problem?

and is there any fixes for it>?

  Diodorus Siculus 22:19 26 Apr 2006

Could be that the CD lens has failed.

  HateGrowth 22:50 26 Apr 2006

is this expensaive to repair? or should not bother as i have another drive anyway

  Diodorus Siculus 23:19 26 Apr 2006

Best to buy a new one - repair isn't feasible...

If it writes DVDs fine, leave it as a writer and reader for DVDS and use a different drive for reading CDs.

Unless you have money to buy a new drive.

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