I have A Phillips PBDV16OP DVD-RW and when my son tries to play a game called evil genius which is a cd it says to put the disk in the drive it does the same on another game of his called Tribes 2 Vengence and handful of other application that to numerous to mention i would vey much appriciate any help in resolving this matter
A DVD-RW drive should not be wearing out yet - it can't be that old.
Perhaps some of the CDs are getting a bit dirty or scrached. You can wipe them clean , but wipe across the disc, not round and round - with a very soft tissue or cloth, and maybe some cleaning alcohol, or a tad of water. Don't rub them hard.
Possibly dirty optics/specs of dust or alike. Use a cd cleaner (the ones with the little brush on that look like eyelashes) there only a couple of quid and if it doesn't work your not that much out of pocket.
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