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New DVD won't run properly - continual loud whirring noise.

The instruction DVD, that came with a Bamix Titan Plus blender, won't run properly.
Attempts to run it create constant and loud whirring noises from the drive.
Other DVDs are fine. It ran successfully on the laptop in the shop where I purchased the product.
Have an ACER TravelMate 290 PC Notebook
Thanks for your help.
Zana Smith

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Hi,

Did you check that the DVD has not been damaged? Also, is it clean without scratches? You should also try it in another drive if possible.

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