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Optical drives do not recognize disk when trying to load new disk

My 48X CDRW/DVD Combo Drive + 16X DVD+?RW Drive do not work. I was told I need to reconfigure the computer. I'm not computer literate enough to do this. Can you help?

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If you cannot read those CD-disks in _any_ computer, then the disks are "bad".

If you can read those CD-disks, then it's time to replace the CD/DVD drive. Find a smaller computer-store -- often they will remove the "dead" drive, and install the "new" drive, for $0.00, or for a small fee, if you buy the new CD/DVD-writer from them.

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this machine had several options to slecet one of a few drives.. i am not certain which one you have these are the part numbers you can select when making a purchase . These drives range from $20-$50 -- just go to www.google.com and enter the highlighted part numbers to get a resller near you.

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