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CD drive doesn't read properly

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by bridq, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. bridq

    bridq Regular member

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    Hey guys I was wondering if anyone can help me out with my Lite-On LTR 523275 CD writer. I've had the drive for about 18 months and now it has trouble detecting discs. Sometimes I have to eject the disc multiple times before it is detected. This pertains to both original pressed discs and blank media. Any ideas or suggestions on what I need to do? any help would be appreciated. Thanks a lot.
     
  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    have you tried cleaning the laser lens??
     
  3. bridq

    bridq Regular member

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    No, DDP not yet. Can I just go to the electronics store and buy some sort of kit? What is the best course of action to clean the lens?
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    yes about store, get a cd/dvd disc cleaner, will look like a cd with brushes on bottom sideto clean the lens
     
  5. jaydeeX3

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    get a cd/dvd cleaner, and if that dont work, then you need a new drive, your current one maybe going out.
     
  6. bridq

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    Thanks for your help guys! As always your advice was very helpful. I bought a memorex cd drive cleaner w/ the little brushes on the bottom; now my cd writer reads great again. Thanks again!
     
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    no problem, teach & learn
     

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