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Hi, I have a Toshiba-Samsung Optical drive in a brand new Dell Vostro 1700 laptop that appears to not work. Click the drive icon and there are a few grinding noises but the PC continues to clock. Dell checked drivers and re-loaded firmware, but no improvement. Do you concur that the hardware is the problem or could it be something they overlooked? GX800 Assembly,DVD /-RW,8X,IDE Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology,CGSY

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