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Sometimes there is dust that prevents the CD rom to work properly,

Try spraying some air compress (you can get air compressed cans from walmart). If that does not work, it's cheaper to get a CD-rom replacement.

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

  • Eduardo Perez
    Eduardo Perez Jun 28, 2008

    Err.... 'try spraying some "compressed air" ... :)

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