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Cd/dvd help i have a brand new 2mth old inspiron 1520 laptop,when i just got it when iinserted cd /dvds it works now it doesn't . how cqan i fix this problem...... also the hard drive activity lights is flashing constantly, also the laptop takes longer to boot up now...

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Re: cd/dvd help

Did you remove the drive and reseat it back in the laptop, If that don't work You may have a virus and should run your antivirus software and antispy software. I have also seen where a cd gets stuck in the drive and you can't see it, it goes above the drive and gets stuck in there, Check that out. Let me know if that helps you out at all.

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