How to test if my DVD-RW drive broke?

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/Blu-ray Technology' started by farmerjohn1324, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. farmerjohn1324

    farmerjohn1324 Member

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    It doesn't seem to be reading anything. Last time I used it was over a year ago and it worked fine.

    HP laptop running Windows 10.
     
  2. strollin

    strollin Well-Known Member

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    It might just be dirty. You can buy buy a cleaning disk that has a small brush that would clean the lens as it spun in the drive. They cost around $3.

    Optical drives are quickly going the route of the floppy drive. Not many new computers even come with them anymore.
     
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  3. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    You can just use a q tip and rubbing alcohol to clean the lens. Those brush disks do work but since you can physically access the lens easier and cheaper to do it yourself.
     

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