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DVD/CD rom not working

Cd draw opens and shuts but want play anything on cds or dvds

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Re: DVD/CD rom not working

Check to see what formats are compatible with your player, next check that youve seated all cables correctly and have the latest drivers installed. also, if this a recently working drive that went bad, the lens may need to be cleaned or it might be dead. If this is a new drive, it may not work with your computer.

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while the other two posters have pointed out the obvious, that CDROM drives only read CDs, and that you need a DVD drive to read DVDs, i would like to add something to this.

I will asume you have a CDROM COMBO Drive, that *should* play CDRs and DVDs.

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you might just be better off spending 20-50$ and buying a new CDROM Combo drive from your local computer hardware store.

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