DVD/CD ROM cannopt read some CD/DVD

Hi,
I use the old DVD/CD-ROM drive LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1673S
But I find I can read some DVD .BUt I cannot read some DVD .
Not all the DVD I can read by this ROM .
For the DVD/CD the CD-ROM cannot read , the cdrom show nonthing in CD drive .
It just look like a “blank” CD.But there is real file and folder in that CD.
Why ?? Is there any problem in this ROM ??
I use it in win XP SP-3 …
Any advice ???

Hi and Welcome!

seems as if this drive is just going south. You may try if carefully cleaning the lens (do not use a lens cleaner disc!) does help. If not, consider buying a new drive.

Michael

[QUOTE=mciahel;2445525]Hi and Welcome!

seems as if this drive is just going south. You may try if carefully cleaning the lens (do not use a lens cleaner disc!) does help. If not, consider buying a new drive.

Michael[/QUOTE]

Hi,
How can I clean the lens /DVD ROM ???I have no experience before ???
Please advice ???

Hi,

cleaning the lens would mean to dismantle the drive. Then use a soft brush with blower (as used for camera lens) to remove the dust.

Somewhat easier is application of compressed air. Such is also sold in cans and should be available in electronics stores.

Michael