Dual 1.8 G5 Power PC won't read CD's/DVD's

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hey all,

this just started happening a little while ago. my work computer (dual 1.8 G5 Power PC) stopped reading data DVD+R and CDr plus purchased music CDs. it will read system DVDs fine and can burn CDs/DVDs fine. but when a client sends a disc, i have to move to another computer and upload to the server thru the network.

Nothing happens when i insert a disc. it doesnt mount, but it also doesnt spit it back out and gives a "this disk is unreadable etc.." message. my finder prefs are also set correctly.

maybe zap PRAM or reset the PRAM button? any help would be appreciated. thanks in advance.
 
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I'd suggest that it's a laser lens problem, since the disks are remaining in the tray. Why it continues to read system disks and not others is a mystery at this stage.

Have you tried a cleaner disk? I've never used one, and some question its effectiveness, but that's where I'd start.
 
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ill look into a cleaner disk. thanks. just weird that it burns discs fine.
 

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