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Motherboard Sent pc to San Diego and told me that motherboard is defective and would cost $755. This is because D-drive (CD-DVD ROM drive) has disappeared and has not returned. Insult to injury,they only wanted to take 10% off repair price. This being that I have physically owned this pc since May 2007. If someone can tell me where or how to find the make of motherboard,I would appreciate it. Thank you

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