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Disc consistency, dvd player not recognizing discs

Over the past couple of weeks my gateway mx 6450 has become incredibly slow. The cd/dvd drive that were flaky at best now doesn't recognize dvds that I try to play. Two days ago I got a "disc consitency" problem notice with the computer trying to check three things, coming up with no problems. Any idea what's happening, and most importantly how to fix?

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Your cd/dvd drive is most likely failed. Possible controller problem but most likely dvd drive. Replacement is fairly straight forward but replacement may be a bit costly. I would search for sources for used / refurbished drives; contact me if I can assist you further.

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