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  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    Gateway 552GE PC Desktop - today both my drives just decided not to reckognize CD's or DVD's. Computer is about 3 years old.



    What do I do?

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    my HP 530 doesn't read DVD's or CD's anymore but it is detected in the computer menu. but everytime I insert any DVD or CD on it tells me that there is no disc on it, I also tried to update it's driver but nothing happened.

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Make sure that your IDE cable and Power cable is plugged correctly. the Red side of the IDE cable must be parallel to the red side of the Power cable.

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