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DVD/CD Drive will not read discs

It occasionally reads audio cds if you open them with Windows Media Player, however it will not read any form of DVD and i am trying to install my Norton Anti-Virus and i cannot do so beacuse the laptop will not read the disc.

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  • glass_passen Jul 15, 2009

    no it will not read any form of disc; dvd, cd, program discs...nothing. I have looked in the device manager and it says there is nothing wrong with the drive, it worked for a little while then it stopped working, so i did a system recovery and it worked for a little while and then it stopped working again.

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    coupondeal May 11, 2010

    Has it read othe DVD's? Like a movie? Didn't know Norton was using DVD's. I think they still use CD's

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It is likely that your dvd drive is defective. the drive is held in by one screw either on the bottom or under the keyboard. once you pull it out you will see the model number for it and then can find one either at a good computer store or on ebay and replace it and your problem will be fixed

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