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MY CD-ROM DVD DRIVE IS NOT WORKING - PC Desktops

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  • drycola_nice Aug 19, 2008

    My CD Drive in my DELL Optiplex GX110 computer does not recognize any CD!

    When I insert a CD in it, it start to flash for a few seconds then the light turns off (just as if no CD is inserted) and when I open the CD drive from My Computer it says "Please insert CD ..." message.

    I cleaned the lens with special piece of cloth but it doesn't help.

    I restarted the computer, but the problem is still the same.

    Please help me out of this problem!!!

  • gogril Oct 08, 2008

    my cd-rom dvd want work it will not read a cd or play one I have a sony pcvv200g computer.

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