Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2012 4:15 AM (in response to PT.)
First try cleaning the heads with a proper cleaning disc.
It's entirely possible that the drive may need replacing. The CD and DVD sections use seperate lasers and it's not unusual for one to fail and not the other (and it's usually the DVD that goes first).
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2012 7:14 AM (in response to PT.)
It may be a power distribution problem, try a
- Shut down the computer.
- Unplug the computer's power cord and ALL peripherals.
- Wait 15 seconds.
- Attach the computers power cable.
- Wait another 5 seconds and press the power button to turn on the computer.
- The 5 second timing is important to a successful reset.