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DVD/CD Drive is not responding. Model Inspiron 1420

I can watch a Movie. The computer is saying there is no dvd indicated.

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Right click my computer, select manage, then on the left side find device manager.

in the device manager find your cd drive and see if it has a error code

if there is a error code then here is a fix i made long time go for few error codes

http://www.fixya.com/support/r548399-fix_non_working_cd_dvd_shows_in_device

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

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