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DVD/CD Drive My dvd/cd drive will only read dvd's. It will not read cds.

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  • sls31 Mar 27, 2008

    I called Toshiba. My laptop is still under warranty and they suggested a local authorized dealer. I think you're right. Another friend who is pretty tech savvy said the same thing. Thank you for your help.

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    Russell Stewart May 11, 2010

    It won't read a music CD?

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Hi
it can't be fix your need to replace it. laptop cd/dvd drive is very compact it cannot be repaid.

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