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Hi, my gateway laptop dvd rom won't work. there was a juice spillage on my laptop a while ago? can u help please?

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  • cnwanneka Nov 09, 2008

    thanks very much for your help. I'll look out for a new drive.



    thanks again.

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You will probably have to get another drive. There is little chance of getting it fixed and that would be more expensive than it is worth. It's not too hard to put a new drive and if you shop around you can get a pretty good deal.

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