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A100 I/O Error

I have a Toshiba A100 laptop up until recently the dvd/cd player worked fine but now i get the drive is not available because of an I/O Device Error - can anyone help me with fixing this. It stopped working after burning iso images with an iso burner - have i worn it out or have the settings been altered in some way?

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Re: A100 I/O Error - Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook PC Laptops

Have you rebooted?

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