...especially if you've used them a lot. They frequently start losing the ability to read one type of disc or another when they're headed south. You can always try a lens cleaner but since a lens cleaner may cost $10 -$15 and a new drive can be found for $30-$35,(maybe less on sale) then we replace them..
Hope this helps.
XP Home SP2. Sony DVD/CD-RW drive
Laptop is about 3 years old. Suddenly DVD drive will not play dvd's. It plays CD-Roms and Audio CD's fine but after a few clicks and and an attempt at whirring it does nothing at all with a dvd. I've searched the forums and found no useful advice other than that the drive is probably broken and will need replacing. Should this happen after only 3 years? Never happened to me before. Or is there something else I can do.
Thanks in anticipation