Build a PC LiteOn Dual layer DVD +/- Writer (+/- RW) CD Laser faulty

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PuzZah

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LiteOn Dual layer DVD R/RW CD Laser faulty? Wont read CDs

Hi,

I purchased a LiteOn IT Dual layer DVD +/- Writer (+/- RW) a little over a year ago, and recently the CD laser has become faulty, or at least I'm assuming so. The drive will read DVDs fine, but not CDs.

I've tried using lens cleaners, and I've reinstalled drivers. Tried multiple CDs in multiple computers and still no luck. Since the warranty has already expired and is thus void, I opened the drive up to see if I could see anything wrong but saw nothing I could say was the problem. The drive simply spins up when a CD is put in, but then stops again - I'm asuming this is because it's failed to detect a disk.

I'm just wondering if there is any options short of buying a new drive. Is there a replacement laser I could buy even if I have to resolder it to the board myself?

Any other options/solutions would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,
Ben
 

PuzZah

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Can someone move this to the Storage forum so it might get a bit more attention please.

Thanks.
 
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