DVD Writer can't read CDs

aero356

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My dvd writer can read and write DVDs but can't recognize any kind of CDs. When I insert a CD the disc just keep spinning and doesn't load. The writer is a LG GH22NP20. I have Windows 7 64 bits and Windows XP SP3 installed in my pc and both have the same problem.
 
In the case of my DVD reader not reading dual layer discs it was because it uses some kind of light(red and it came from the lens with the laser it self) to read into the second layer, this no longer game on and then it just could not do what it had to.

On my bluray reader, the DVD/CD laser it self just gave out. It was actually 2 units attached on the same rail(maybe because it was a early design).
 

sgr2012

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check Data Cable. If writer is connected to middle socket of cable then,
connect it to end socket of data cable. or vise-versa.