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E machine desktop cd/dvd player gets "stuck".

Ive had the computer for 3 months and it has worked great until lately. Now everytime when I watch a dvd, it plays fine until about 2/3rds into the movie it starts to get stuck for a few moments and starts back up again and continues to get worse all the way to the end of the movie. It makes a clicking noise as it tries to clear itself.

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Re: e machine desktop cd/dvd player gets "stuck".

Man if you have a warranty card with u don t wait go to the dealer and ask him to replace that the disk drive is having some sort of hardware problem {worst may be a bad or dammaged lens}

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