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My DVD stopped reading my program CDs.

I've had this emachine for less than a year. I've been unable to receive satisfaction as to why my e drive stopped reading my program cds. Advice any one?

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Honestly, if its not under warranty, you can buy a brand new DVD Burner for cheap.

Look here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136144

$24 for a new drive

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