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Gateway Laptop DVD/CD Problem

I have a Gateway 6439 laptop. My DVD/CD player reads in use in the properties. No disk are in the system. I believe this problem resulted from stopping a CD while in use. My system has since been slowed and my audio now sounds interupted. Any solutions

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Clean the lence of dvd player or replace with new good one

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