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Cd/ dvd drive on dell inspiron 6400 does not work

For some reason my cd/ dvd drive does not work, although there is still a green light when i put in a cd, but it just doesnt seem to run? can anyone help me?

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  • mamartina Dec 18, 2008

    could i get it fixed?

  • tcb68 Jan 11, 2009

    I have the dsame problem...

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Possibly there is some dust particles on your dvd drive's lense. If that's not the case it is defective.

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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