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My emachines dvd rom is not detecting a dvd in the drive

Specifically it says: Windows media center cannot detect a video dvd in the dvd rom drive. Insert a video dvd into the drive.

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Dissamble the dvd rom from pc. Open it and clean the laser with a soft cloth or try a dvd lens cleaner disk. You can buy it from any hardware shop. Connect the cables correctly. Start with a fresh dvd disk. If your pc still can't detect dvd disc, replace dvd rom with a new one.

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