posted on Feb, 20 2007 @ 12:54 PM
I had a similiar issue a while back. My DVD CD combo drive (yeah, a long while ago) started messing up. CD's stopped working but DVD's played fine.
If I remember right, CD's and DVD's use different lasers and the CD laser burned out. (always said insert blank media no matter what. If I put in a
disc that had something on it, it said no disc in drive). There was no solution cause it was a hardware falure so I just installed a new drive and
problem was solved.