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My laptop dvd is not playing its always saying no disc when i try to play any disc


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Clean the eye with a cotton swab and a little alcohol.Swirl it around on the eye lightly in both directions.Let it dry then repeat.Be sure to do this very gently.Also clean the chrome rails on each side the same way, where the eye slides up and down.Then try inserting a dvd at least a couple of times to give it a chance to read.Also its not too unusual to have some bad dvds even if they are new.Look in device manager and make sure the drive is showing and that the region is set to 1 in the drives properties as well.Chances are the eye is dirty though if its not reading well.
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