DVD player does not read DVDs but reads CDs only.

my hp compaq 420 core2 duo dvd player does not read DVDs but only reads the CD. How can I fix this, please help me with the correct answer.

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It will probably replace the drive. There is more than one laser in there: one for each function. You can go bad without the other goes wrong.

608141 001

Above is the part number for the DVD burner. I couldn't find one on eBay.  In here is a online:

http://www.mydvddrives.com/replacement-for-HP-Compaq-608141-001-SATA-CD-DVDRW-DVD-RAM-drive-burner-LightScribe-52029

Replacement is easy. Remove one screw on the bottom and drag the old hunt and replace it with the new drive.

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