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Old 05. Jan 2011, 12:03 PM   #116 (permalink)
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I thought you said in your first post about it that it did work in windows. I suppose you meant that it used to but had not checked in a while.

Personally I have had DVD drives that stopped reading DVD's all together but would still read CD's just fine. In fact a search on the net seems to reveal that such problems are quite common. There must be something in the electronics themselves that can go bad causing the drive to be unable to decode certain types of optical media while still being able to read other types.

Anyhow sorry to hear the drive seems to have bit the dust. You could still use it as a back reader for the the disks it can handle, and just add another drive if you have the room.
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