My Sony vaio notebook cd/dvd drive reads & plays dvds but suddenly doesn't recognize cd's: prerecorded or self made. I already tried reinstalling the drivers, restoring to an earlier date and cleaning the optical to no avail. Please help!!
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Sounds like its toast!
If its under warranty talk to sony.
If not pop it open and check connections. May need a replacement, you can find guides online specific to your laptop to help you out with that.