2510A won't recognize CDs but works with DVDs



I’ve got a NEC 2510A that won’t recognize any CD media but does fine with DVD. Anyone have any ideas on this? I have tested extensively with different CDs and DVDs and it writes and burns DVDs w/ no problem but won’t recognize even a pro made CD like my ASUS MB drivers disk.

I have tried booting from the drive and it works fine with my Fedora Core 6 install DVD but not with a Windows XP install CD.

Any ideas other than “Take a hammer to it!”?


The cd laser part gone dead.

Time to buy a new one.


Sounds about right to me.


Thanks for the info guys. So there is a seperate laser for each type of media?


Indeed. :slight_smile: