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My cd/dvd drive isnt detecting any type of discs since my 3yr jammed a dvd disc into the drive im just wondering if its worth getting ot repaired or just buy a new laptop?

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Yes its easy to repair / replace the laptop drive. I'm in the UK and charge £30 for a replacement CDRW/DVD and £45 for a DVDRW A new laptop would cost about £300 depending on the make and model. Keep green and get the item repaired.

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