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Dvd combo I have an acer aspire 3000 laptop.. the drive detects all kind of dvd's but it won't read any cd's... it used to read the cd's when realplayer was on.. now that won't work too.. but the dvd's work fine...

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Re: dvd combo

DVD drives and CD-DVD drives don't work unless you have a program to burn disks on them. The recent Acer models come with an NTI CD and DVD Maker program that works well; you should be able to find freeware programs for CD burning to try out your drive to see if it works. I couldn't access the drive once prior to having a CD program installed. You can find out exactly what drive you have with the free program Belarc explorer--tells you everything on your computer.

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Re: dvd combo

Did you try axcessing the drive manually ??? Start > My computer > D:(you cd drive),, If it doesnt show up then the drive may be damamged. If it does you just need to associate the .ext with a program. Double click on the drive if a option box doesnt open up, you should see the audio files.. just right click on one and select properties. You should see the program the file is associated with. Just click change and select another program.

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