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I have a Dell Inspiron 600m laptop that won't play any DVDs. A message pops up telling me to make sure the DVD software is installed in my computer. The laptop came with the DVD player installed and a couple reboot cds with programs that are supposed to be on my computer already. Does anyone have any tips? (Dell support is charging $50 to help w/ this problem -- those ********!)

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1. Have you checked the programmes on the unit?
2. What software are you running i.e Windows Os or Mac?
3. Is there a Dell Config file on computer ?
Let me know and i will try to help from there

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