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ACER 4520 CD-RW/DVD-ROM its pops up insert disc

The last time I try to used my CD-RW/DVD-ROM to play a movie. after a few seconds its pops up insert disc from there everytime i used my cd rom..it always pop up INSERT DISC..i just dont know how solve this problem i have now....

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You can try two solutions
1) go to device manager and uninstall the primary and secondary ide controller under the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers and than restart the system and than chk it if that works out
2 ) if the first option doesnt work try to update the firmware of the drive

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