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DVD drive failure

My internal DVD, Freecom ND1300A, doesen't see DVDs anymore. It sees and plays audio CDs but won't even recognise a DVD. When a DVD is inserted, when the drive is explored, it comes back with the message 'no disk inserted'. Can this be fixed or should I trash it? Thanks

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If you tryed to clean the lens first with a lens cleaner its probably a weak laser assy. Not worth the repair.Sorry

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