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My cd-rom doesnt work at all

Hte CD-ROM on my hp pavillion doesnt work at all. it does not show up in my computer folder, it does not open any CDs i put in. the drive looks like it's in place, i also tried cleaning the whole thing from the inside, still doesnt work. it's just like it's not there. any ideas?

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