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Gateway 7330GZ PC Notebook won't show the dvd-rw drive

I tried going to bios and turning it off and back on , that worked for a couple of days then quite. a coupe of weeks later it came on and stayed on for a couple of days and went off. A new replacement drive is $160 ,but can buy an external drive for about $60, what to do?

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  • oldgrouch Feb 26, 2009

    No. the dvd-rw disc in the side of the laptop,if you put a disc in it lites up breifly ,but you access the drive

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Do u mean the hard drive??

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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    Jalal Sordo Feb 27, 2009

    well u can check ur bios version and upgrade it.

    that would fix a lot of probs especial for optical drives.



    plz give a good feedback so we can help others.

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