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Dvd drive Mark, Thank you for your help. I figured out how to access the Setup area and found out that my drives are enabled. I have reseated the cables and still my disks are not recognised. If I access "My computer" or Media Center or DVD Power, they all indicate "no disk in drive". When I put a DVD in the drive, the light on the drive flickers for a few moments, the computer hard drive accellerates..and then nothing. I do not have a drive to switch out to see if that is the problem. I do not want to spend a zillion dollars to have this examined. I have a business project I need to finish this weekend and need to be able to copy photos from my computer on to disk. If I can not resolve this issue today I will make the decision to go out and purchase an external DVD/CD burner. If we can't resolve this issue today are there any inexpensive external drives you would recommend? Thanks again for your help.

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Internal drives are rather inexpensive. If you visit your local walmart super center you will probably find internal and external drives similar to the ones in the following link. The internal drives are less expensive than the internal, and if you are comfortable resecuring the cables inside the case, then replacing one of the drives is not that much more of a step.

http://www.walmart.com/search/browse-ng.do?ic=48_0&ref=125875.361611&catNavId=645319

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