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My DVD/CD player does not recognize the CD in the tray

I have an HP Pavilion dv6113us Entertainment Notebook, and am running XP. When I put a CD into the tray, it just makes a bunch of noises, as though it's looking for the CD, but it won't play anything. Eventually, it say "Please insert a disk into drive E."

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  • Ray Cole Feb 26, 2009

    Hmm, okay, I tried that, but it still does the same thing. Thanks for the really quick response! I just used a dry Q-Tip; should I have put some alcohol on it or something?

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Try cleaning the laser lens with a q-tip in a circular motion. Make sure none of the cotton fibers are left behind.

let me know what happens. If it doesn't work I'll suggest a few more tips.


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    RescueTechLA Feb 26, 2009

    You can put literally 1 drop of alcohol on the q-tip and try again. Let me know what happens.


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