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Dvd burner plays dvd's and cd's fine, will burn cd's but will not burn dvd's

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Unless you have one of the very latest laptops, your model laptop most likely has a DVD ROM combo drive - which allows you to play DVDs and CDs also burn CDs/
\015\012You need to give me the make and model number of your laptop for me to verify if your laptop is capable of burn DVDs.
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