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My dvd drive isnt reading disks, and isnt showing up on my computer

The disk drive isnt showing up on the "this pc" folder and whenever i insert a cd into my drive it doesn't play.
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  1. You can make sure the SATA/PATA and power connections are secure. Also, see if there are any issues in Device Manager. if everything checks out it may be time for a new dvd drive. you can pick one up for less than $20
  2. digicat said:
    You can make sure the SATA/PATA and power connections are secure. Also, see if there are any issues in Device Manager. if everything checks out it may be time for a new dvd drive. you can pick one up for less than $20


    the disk drive showed up there, and its plugged in. so i should just a get a new one then?
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    That's probably your best bet.
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