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Dvd drive whenever i insert any cd/dvd in my drive it dosent read

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Hey,

most of the time its a broken down drive. do you have warranty on it? if you do, get warranty repairs.

if you don't, then try it on another computer if you can if it does the same thing on another computer, then its definitely faulty, you could try a lens cleaner they don't cost much.

look for a lens cleaner like this or similiar
http://www.officemax.com/omax/catalog/sku.jsp?skuId=21180473&cm_mmc=GBase-_-Technology-_-Computer_Accessories-_-Computer_Cleaning_Supplies&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=21180473


Let me know if you need anything else.


Thanks,
Ekse

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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