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Dell dvd and cd wont read some cd's

I have a dell dimension 9150 and find that both dvd drive and cd drive will not read some CD's while reads others. Some dvd's it reads intermittently. Any ideas?
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Since it can read some disks them something as simple as cleaning the lens and/or the disks would be a great place to start. You can also check your connections inside, be sure the IDE cable is secure. If that dose not fix it I would replace the drive. There cheap and go bad.

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