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Cd-rom not playing CD-ROMs,while it plays all other cds i.e. audio,vedio,dvd. it do plays cd -roms when the computer is just it has some thing to do with the cooling problem,i do have a option to install one moe fan

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It is the fan, i've seen this before.... get a new none and tell me if it still doesn't work... but it should

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Hi al - your unit can play the following formats:

DVD -R / - RW
DVD +R / +RW
CD -R / -RW

The player can play CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs recorded in the following formats:

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to ISO 9660 * Level 1/Level 2, or its' extended format, Joliet Kodak Picture CD format.
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