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Lately I have noticed that my DVD-RW drive will only play CDs. It doesn't seem to recognize DVDs, and it will not display photos on CD or DVD. I also cannot burn CDs, or DVDs or photos any more. Is there a way to reprogram the unit? Is this easily repairable?
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Could be dirty.

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What would you reccommend using to clean. Do I have to remove the drive to do this?

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What would you reccommend using to clean. Do I have to remove the drive to do this?

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Don't have to remove it. Just open the tray, and blow some "canned" air inside. No guarantees...but cheaper than replacing the drive.

If this doesn't work...and you've tried a bunch of different DVD's (and it still doesn't read them)...maybe time for a new drive. $29.99 from these guys:

Samsung SH-S222 Int 22X DVD/CD 'Super-MultiDrive' DVD... $29.99 at OWC

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