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Dvd rw i went to novatec and bought a new dvd-rw. i have tried to fit it myself but it is not working. i swapped the wires from my old dvd rom drive over and wondered if i was missing anything. when i look on my computer it says i have a dvd rw but as soon as i try to use it the driver turns to a cd rom sign. please can you help

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Can you tell me what brand/model of drive you got, and is it external or internal? Also, if it came with a CD for installation, was that run? It is likely that you need a new driver for it, and if you can give me the exact information, I could assist in locating the driver if you need further help. Thanks for rating FixYa!

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what sort of problem ??
Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question /exclamation mark ? ! or a red X right click to update driver

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It could be a problem with the lens you could use a liquid type lens cleaner place 2-3 drops on top of a cd/dvd then run it if this fails

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