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Dvd/cd will not read any disc

The dvd/cd tries to read a disc and then stops. no error message given. It does not recognize that a disc is inserted. I have tried to reinstall and update driver,but not really sure what I am doing. I have been using it non stop lately to download music to a new ipod.

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There is no drivers problem but problem with DVD ROM try cleaning lens with soft cloth, if problem contuses replace DVD ROM drive...

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On this, you're going to need to uninstall the drivers for the CD/DVD drive from the device manager, then reboot. The machine will find the drive and reinstall the drivers. If this doen't work, then most likely the optical eye or the reader board in the drive has gone out and the drive will need to be replaced. These drives are very simple, they work or they don't, there's really no in between with them, and if their not working then replacement is the only option.

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