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I dropped my laptop: everything works except my CD/DVD drive....

I dropped my laptop onto the carpet & didn't think anything of it until I tried to put a dvd in to watch later that same day. It won't read any discs at all, it only clicks.
How can I tell if something broke inside? I did use the "canned-air-duster-stuff" to see if that'd help: nada.

PLEASEEEEE help! I'd like to edit Christmas and Thanksgiving footage :D

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Turn off the laptop then try removing the DVD drive and then putting it back in
You might have jarred it and it disconnected or became unplugged.
It happens sometimes.
Happy Holidays

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The error code 00F0:136C, actually is talking about the "OPTICAL DRIVE,"which is your CD/DVD ROM; not the hard drive.

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Except for driverguide.com (create an account there and go to this web page ONLY AFTER you get a user name and password for this website (drivers guide):

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memphisrains -

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