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No dvd reader what can i do to solve it

I bought this machine assuming it came with dvd reader

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Your machine can support just about any IDE dvd rom or combo. When replacing the cd drive just make sure that the jumper on the back of the new drive matches the jumper setting on the back of the old one (master/slave/cs). The diagram for the jumpers should be on the top of the drive.

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