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Laptop wont play dvds

My laptop stopped playing dvds. I have tried new software and no help. When I go to control panel and click on the d drive the screen goes blank and no information is displayed about the player. I dont know what my next step should be.

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Click on start right mouse click on My Computer your in System control...go to hardware to device look at the CD or what Windows is emulating then trouble shoot the hardware.

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