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Cds work but DVDs aren't recognized even being in the D drive. Do I need to install a new DVD player?

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    swufabuda Aug 07, 2010

    make and model of your computer please.

  • ccody1 Aug 07, 2010

    Dell Precision PWS 470, Intel , Xeon, CPU 3.2 3.00GB Ram

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Go here and choose your operating system then your computer, and see if there is any thing in these section that help, I would try some of them, you never know what might work. If nothing works then yes I would replace the optical drive.

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/tree?c=us&journalid=9BF2CFCC434411DBB08ADFC1CEB4ABB7&l=en&s=gen&treeid=3B365C659C1A0FE6E040A68F5B2833D3

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