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My dvd drive wont play cds or dvds and doesn't show up on the device manager. This is on a Travelmate 2701WLMi

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It seems that ur DVD Drive was uninstalled accidently..So you restart ur laptop after that if u cant get dvd drive in device manager then there may be some hardwareproblem with ur dvd drive..

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    Sibananda Jena Nov 29, 2008

    It seems that ur DVD Drive was uninstalled accidently..So you restart ur laptop after that if u cant get dvd drive in device manager then there may be some hardwareproblem with ur dvd drive..

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