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CD/DVD drive on my Dell 1545 laptop does not work

\015 CD/DVD drive on my Dell 1545 laptop does not appear to function. I load the DVD but does not automatically play.\015

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You can go to control panel, then performance & maintenance, then device manager, then try updating the drivers from here or from microsoft's website, or others. Do make sure that product is enabled and working properly in device manager. If need, reiinstall dvd rom software
\015\012The laser lens needs to be cleaned. Do not use compressed air to clean it. Radio Shack has a CD/DVD lens cleaner ($13). It is an Audio CD with a row of brushes on it, no chemicals are used.
\015\012Read the directions carefully, but not to worry... no harm if the cleaning is not done correctly.
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