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How to get my cd drive to work

I am having a hard time getting my cd-dvd player to work

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  • setony1 Jun 26, 2008

    cd/dvd

  • nieks Aug 14, 2008

    My dvd player is not working...the dvd starts to spin like its workin then it just stops and nothings comes up

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    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Whats it doing?

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It just doesnt read anything... when i bought it it worked but after i updated it didnt

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

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Having the same problem. computer does't recognize the drive out of the box. Drivers are there, lights come on, acts like it's reading but nothing shows up in My Computer.

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

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Is it installed dus the conputer know what it is

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

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