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Doesnt read CD's

Well, my problem is my hard drive will not read my CD's. You can put the CD in the place and it will not read them or load. So can you please help me so i can get some music.

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Re: Doesnt read CD's

Try cleaning your cd rom by the lens cleaner, just run/play this in order to clean the lens. prior from that, try to load some other cd's which you think it play then you need to clean your cd rom. just in case it won't play the cd 's which previously running the cd rom is suspected to be defective and needs to be changed. examone your cd is there some scratches? if there are but with deep scratches then your cd is might also be defective

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does the door close?
if not close it.

1)left clik my computer
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device manager
look for a yellow exclamation point or red X where the cd-rom is.
high light the cd-rom
right clik
restart the computer
windows will detect and re-install the cd-rom drive.
try a cd

if that doesnt work update windows

also buy a cd-rom cleaner at your local electronics store
clean the drive w/th cleaner
try a cd

if updating your driver for the cd rom drive and all ive suggested then its time for a new cdrom drive

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