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Disk drive no longer works on my Emachine..was advised to contact you..have tried a number of CDs there is no sound and no visual...would need to know whether it's repairable or replaceable..thank you

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Cd and DVD drives are so cheap these days it's not really worth messing about with them.
Replacing one is very simple process, if you need any help let me know.
Have a look here at newegg to get an idea of how cheap they are now:
http://www.newegg.com/Store/Category.aspx?Category=10&name=CD-DVD-Burners-Media

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