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CD / DVD burner

II have a Cd/Dvd burner built in on my laptop and I went to burn a cd and it said no device detected. It has always worked in the past. I sent it back to Acer for a fix and they said they did. I still had problems and had to reinstall the bios and vista. Now it is doing it again. It randomly registers in the bios. When the computer is on, I can eject cds/dvd and it runs. Just the computer does not register the drive or randomly looses it in the bios while the computer is running. If the computer sometimes gets carried or turned over it might register it. So I do not know if it is a software or hardware problem and if I have to take it to a repair shop. about an average cost to fix, please.

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I think it's an hardware problem it might some cable problems try to replace the cable

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