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1) disk makes noise and doesnt read a disk

1)i have a sony vaio laptop and the cd drive makes a noise and doesnt read a disk when you put it in.

2) i have a epson sytlus bx300f office printer i need help to install the printer

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I had a laptop with the same problem. What I did to solve the problem: I opened the laptop to reach the cdrom and cleaned its circuit contacts with an eraser (those at the end of a pencil).

Posted on May 28, 2009

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