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Hello, I am having trouble with my dvd not

I am having trouble with my dvd not working. It will not play or record as before. It looks and sounds like the disc drive will work but the light goes out and I get a prompt to put in a disc(when I already have).
I tried testing with tools on my pc, can't start test, won't id a disc in the tray. I have a hp pavilion a820n desktop.
Anyway to fix the dvd writer to work again?

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Right click on my computer ..properties ..hardware ..device manager....locate the dvd cd drive .....right click on it ..and update driver ....when it run the wizard first let it search auto...if it does not find anything to change ...just repete the update but this time do not clic to do it auto ...but choose from a list ... it will show you a list of drivers ...choose the dvd cd ...and clic next or ok ...

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