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Cd/dvd rom not working

Hi. i have a dell inspiron 1520 -with build in dvd rom, running windows vista. for about a week now, the dvd rom is not working..

for eg, when i put a cd or dvd in the drive it does not play

also, when i search on 'my computer' the dvd rom does not appear as one of the drives...

please help

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  • Phillyguy25 Nov 19, 2008

    i bought my laptop afew months ago and now a few weeks ago my dvd rom int working. I also have a yellow asteric next to my DVDROM drive.

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    i have some problem

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Go into device manager and see if your drive is listed or has an exclamation point beside it.if you dont know how to open device manger go to start menu and click help and search device manager.if there is an exclamation point ! click it and it will tell you the problem.you may need to download a new driver or reinstall the old driver. the only other possibility is the drive is dead :(

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