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Check that the "data" and "power" connectors are securely attached.

It could have failed in several ways:
* an electric power-surge "fried" the circuit-board,
* the laser that "melts" the surface of DVD disks has burned-out (like a dead light-bulb).
* the motor that spins the media could have died.

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