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My dvd rom does not work. it does not show in my drive folder. i have tried countless of tips but to no avail. can anyone assist?

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Is is possibly bad, or maybe unplugged inside the system. If you have done some basic troubleshooting I would think that it is probably a bad drive. Luckily this is one of the easier parts to replace on a pc.

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