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No disc can be read by the Fujitsu L series laptop's DVD R/W optical drive. Whenever a disc is inserted, it says to burn the disc even if it's not a blank disc.

OS is windows 7 ultimate.

What should be done to recover from this problem?

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You might see this problem if all the disks you're trying are writeable ones, and they have not been properly "finalized". Have you tried it with a regular non-writeable CDROM? –  Daniel R Hicks Jul 10 '12 at 11:22

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Unfortunately, I'd say the optical drive has had it. This is not a problem you would typically see caused by software or driver issues.

Do you only have a single optical drive in the system or have you installed ISO mounting tools or virtual drives? If so, just make sure you are attempting to open the physical disk ;-)

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not installed any virtual drives –  atSad Apr 26 '12 at 10:26

This is a classic symptom of a damaged optical disc drive.

You could try to clean the lens (there are special lens cleaners for that), but you'll probably have to buy a new one.

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