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The CD Rom on my computer will let me play and record CD's via i-Tunes but it has stopped reading non-audio discs. According to My Computer it is a Maxtor STM3160212A which I've had since buying the whole system 18 mths ago. Is there an easy fix.

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  • David Preston
    David Preston May 11, 2010

    TigersRBack,



    The Model number you supplied (STM3160212A) is for a Maxtor 160Gb Hard drive. In the device manager or BIOS where you got that model number there should be a listing for a cd/dvd drive.



    If you can't find that model number. If you can supply the Manufaturer and model of your PC I can figure it out from that. it might also be helpul to know what Operating system you are using.



    Thanks

    Dave

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