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Acer 5100 i have a problem reading dvd discs. my dvd player reads only cds! all of a sudden! i tried everything to fix it and post questions on forums-but nothing helped.  my dvd model is slimtype DVD A DS8A1P. please helpthanks

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Do you have a DVD Player software like WINDVD or InterDVD player?.

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