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Dvd drive not recognized

On a toshiba a 85. does not show up in windows explorer,or elsewhere. does not have power. door does not open. tride the registery changes on upper and lower limits. did you mean for me to delete both the upper and lower limit values?

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  • eeneremadu Feb 24, 2009

    The cd rom is not recognized on my A85-S197. P.lease help

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