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My CD tray is not reading cd's or dvd's. can it be fixed?

I own a Gateway MX8734. the cd tray spins up but will not recognize any cd's or DVD's in the tray. what is the problem? do i need to buy a new one? if so where from?

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  • smlcsy Jun 28, 2009

    this one was from BestBuy. my warranty is out. i am considering having them replace it

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I had a gateway and that happened. i had a bestbuy warenty. wat they did was replace the drive. if u buy a new one i suggest a hp or compaq cause when best buy replaced my gateway the hp seams to be reliable. dont buy from bestbuy

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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    bigpaws Jun 28, 2009

    i say either get new laptop or have the drive replaced

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