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Disk drive has stopped working, wont play dvd or cds , ive have tryed to reinstall it , but it wont do it. help

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Re: toshiba equium laptop

It seems to be some dirty thing on lens so you may buy  a dvd cleaner then clean the lens and you need to clean your disk drive every 15days intervar ok

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