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Problem Hi guys tell me what can I do to let my KN1 Sahara laptop see my dvd Drive.What we did is clone my hrd drive 40gb onto a 80gb all my programs work only my dvd drive is now where tobe seen. not even in the bios.

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In this situation I recommend you to try removing and reseating the DVD Drive of the Notebook manually. Get the Manual of the Notebook which can give you the instructions to remove and reseat the DVD Drive in the Notebook.

If the DVD Drive is not detected even after reseating, it may be faulty and needs to be replaced.

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