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Dell gx280 won't play CDs or DVDs

I loaded a nikon picture project disc and a nintendo emulator disc sucessfully.now I would like to import my cd collection to iTunes.nothing happens when I put a cd or DVD in my computer even if the media players are open.I recently purchased the computer used with a 90 day warranty.

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First go to device manager and see if the dvd rom is listed as a problem . if not then you dvd rom drive might be bad. if there is a disk stuck in it you can use a paper clip on the front press it in the small hole and it will pop open.

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