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DVD drive does not play or recognize DVDs but does play CDs

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My media keeps saying that it is missing messenger so wont play cd's or DVD's

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Find out what model drive you have and see if there is a firmware update for the drive.. Sometimes they loose there brain and need to be reprogrammed. If that dosent fix your problem, then the laser is on its way out.. Use a different laser to read dvds vs CDs.

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