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Thread: LG cdr/rw Drive - Not reading any disk

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2004


    The problem is with an LG Model: CED-8042B CDR/RW Drive.

    When bought the drive ran perfect... for about 6 months... it was then installed into another PC, which was tested and ran/burned fine.

    Has been installed in the PC for about a year and a half... and hasent been used since it was first installed and tested.

    Now, while trying to use it and burn a disk... I discover that it does not read any CD. It dosent matter if it's a CD-r/rw or Music or a store bought application. It does not read any CD.

    Took the drive apart, seems to be spinning fine... the laser moves as it should. I also cleaned the lens with alchole... and still nothing.

    The Windows sees the drive, but just does not read the CD.

    What could be the problem and how would I be able to fix somthing like this?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    New England Highlands, Australia


    Most likely the laser has died, they tend to do that now and again, but it could also be some other circuit that has gone to lunch.

  3. #3
    Beefy Guest


    Simple answer - replace.

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