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HP desktop computer (CD Drive)

When I try to access my internal CD drive through "MY COMPUTER" is does not show up on the screen. Yet it continuously physically opens and closes quickly without time to insert a CD. Can you tell me if this is a common problem and how is can be fixed (replace the CD drive?, reload software? etc?

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Check the cable linking the drive to the motherboard.

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