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CD Drive not working

Hello I am Ajinkya Gautam
I am having problem with my cd drive,it is unable to run any type of disc.
Please suggest me any solution
My E-mail Id is ajinkya_gautam@rediffmail.com

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See frnd..

dis type of problem always comes wen lens sensitivity gets low or dere is some dust particle nside ur lens,,,,,,,

first u clean urs lens wid lens cleaner cd n den try to run d cds....
if again same problem comes den i m sure dat urs lns sensitivity gets low...

give it to urs pc dealer n tell him d problem......
ask me if u r havin more problem .......
thanks...

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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