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Tje cd rom isn't working properly

The cd rom will not stay closed on my notebook. it reads the disc but will not let me access the material. once i use the cd rom it just keeps popping open. it does stay closed for a short period of time if i shut down my notebook.

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Your cd rom motor needs to be replaced..so it is better to take it to nearest service center...

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