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EMachines W3400 DVD not opening

Whenever i enter a DVD disc into my eMachines W3400, nothing happens. this is a new problem with my computer, where it will not open ANY DVDs. I don't know if i have a DVD driver problem or what to do. the computer acts as if no DVD is in the drive and states "no disc" when i try to open the dvd.

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Go to your control panel, systems, hardware, device manager and see if the device is reconginzed. If there is a "!" by the DVD drive, there is a hardware issue or driver issue with the device.

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