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CD-ROM The CD-ROM of my Toshiba Laptop is not playing well. When I insert the CD it plays very low with some cracking sound. The problem started yesterday and am unable to solve it. Please help.

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Try to check this website, support.toshiba.com. try to download the dvd acoustic silencer for this notebook.

i hope this info helps.

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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