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Cd/dvd drive won't open and light doesn't come on when I push the button to operate it. Is it in need of replacement?

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Check the cables to the motherboard.
Use a paper clip in the emegengy hole in the front of the bezel to see if anything is stuck.
Does the operating system identify it?

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