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DVD Rom The green light blinks when i put in a Audio CD but it will not play. Not in Windows Media Player or Itunes this sounds like it is software related but have no clue how to fix it. Also i burned a playlist in the second drive which is DVD RW and I Tunes says the music is on the disc but when i go to play the disc say in my car cd player nothing comes up.

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Try burn another copy of your playlist on a new cd.

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