Anime [halp] eMac G4 CD-Rom drive reads DVDs but not normal CDs (Read 605 times)

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I have an eMac G4, and it's having a really weird problem. My eMac will read DVDs of all types, such as movies and install cds, but it fails to read normal cds and burned cds. I am wondering if this is a common error, and if there are any solutions to this?
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this happened to my old powerbook, it's most likely the drive going bad. They're pretty inexpensive though.
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My Lenovo IdeaPad has this problem right now. Apparently many drives use a separate laser for DVDs and CDs, an the CD laser has gone bad. Mine did this following a cancelled burn (...).