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Acer Laptop 2413 cd/dvd problem

When i insert any cd/dvd the light on the drive keeps on glowing for sometime and then goes off, the drive shows no cd/dvd but can see the icon in the explorer, no cd or dvd can be read, please help

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Re: Acer Laptop 2413 cd/dvd problem

Yes, this is probably due to a CD/DVD drive that has gone bad. You can purchase a replacement drive from the manufacturer - ACER or you might also want to try looking on Ebay.

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Hi there:
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