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System nt detecting DVD-RAM

I bought my latop 3 yr ego.eventually my DVD drive got problamatic.it was nt reading ny cds-or dvds.so i replaced the DVD ram with a new drive 4m 1 of my friend's new 2008 model toshiba Satellite A100.but my system is nt at all detecting the new dvd ram.only once or twice it detected it.but after that is nt detecting.but when i put my old drive back its detecting it.n i've ensured that the new drive is working on other laptops..so how could i fix it??

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