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CD/DVD Drive doesn't work.

My Acer Apsire 5100's CD/DVD drive won't read any disks.
I've tryed restoring/reinstalling Windows, editing the registry, and uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers.

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  • nlake93 Feb 19, 2009

    Ived tryed that also.

  • nlake93 Feb 19, 2009

    I'ved tryed that also.

  • nlake93 Feb 19, 2009

    HOw would I go about replacing it?

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Your cd drive lens needs to be cleaned by a lens cleaner..

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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    Sibananda Jena Feb 19, 2009

    In that case your lens needs to be replaced...

  • Sibananda Jena
    Sibananda Jena Feb 19, 2009

    you have to contact nearest service center for replacing Lens...

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