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DVD ROM not reading disks

I have a replacement drive already. I'm just trying to get the old drive out. Does anyone know how to do this? Any help would be great!!

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1st, check my computer if you see a dvd icon ?
2nd, whatever you replace a ne dvd-rom, you must reinstall a NEW driver, you can't use the old driver.

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