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Sounds like an issue with the laser. Take a can of air and blow some into the drive so it can remove any specs of dust that might be on the laser.

If you do that and the dvd's or blu ray discs don't load then you can either replace the laser or the drive itself which is much easier.

Posted on May 04, 2010

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