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My DVD drive stopped working completely

Ok, i know everyone says buy anew one and i did but when i plug the ribbon cable into the back of it the light on it stops and it does nothing and isn't recognized. when i unplug the ribbon cable from the drive it will spin discs,open,close,and everything else but that does me no good if it wont work with it plugge into the MOBO so what can i do to fix it

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Hello Sure !

A lot Of DVD Player Doen't Work With The White Reborn Cable
and i advise You to plug it when the Little Black Ribborn Cable

And It Works
Thanks

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