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Dell Vostro 1510, Vista 64, will play dvds, but not play cds - have replaced harddrive and reinstalled windows - haven't replaced cd/dvd drive but now am wondering if that will solve the problem - other posts indicate this did not fix it...

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Possibly the lens is conked. you should try replacing the drive for one.

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