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Disc drive keeps spitting the discs back out after a few seconds

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Either the disc has a problem or the drive

  • try disc in another pc drive ,if it works,problem in your drive.
  • try different disc in your cd/dvd drive ,if they keep coming out
  • drive has problem need to replace drive
good luck
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Do you have another drive laying around that you can try, just to make sure it isn't your OS or your motherboard. Most likely, this is a sign of a dying or dead drive, but lets not skip to that conclusion yet.

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