Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook ?

My dvd r/rw drive does not work. it sounds like it is reading cds and dvds but nothing happens.


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Try to boot from some bootable cd/dvd (eg. windows cd) to check if it isn't software problem, if it won't boot, try to clean laser lens using small paintbrush and little alcohol. If it is only software problem, go to control panel > system > device manager and uninstall all cd drives and restart computer
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