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DVD drive stopped working!!

I have a toshiba laptop in which when i bought it i used to watch DVDs on it as well as other things.. About 3 months into it the DVD stopped working.. It does not play anything.. Anybody have any suggestions??

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If you have only dvd rom then it is the problem of your dvd rom drive then you want to buy a dvd ram i mean dvd writer it can read and write dvd

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