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My computer's dvd drive doesn't work, it can play cds and it can burn disks but it can't play dvds. ...

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  • Seabee Tim May 11, 2010

    in your Start menu search type "Device Manager". Open DM, and click the + next to "DVD/CD-ROM drives". Is there a next to your DVD drive? Double click your DVD drive and under the "General" tab, what does it say for "Device status"?

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Hi im josh in cebu phils.may i help you? if your dvd drive does't work with dvd inputs. try to check the following first be sure to clean your dvd drive coz dust may cover the lens inside that would make the drive wont work. 2nd if you are using different OS be sure to install dvd drive software such as power dvd etc. and lastly be sure you entered clean and clear dvd inputs. thats all hope i helped you.good luck

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