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Emachine E520 will play dvd's fine but will not play cd's


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This is also a common problems regarding to an optical driver. If you tried to use data disc (cd's that contains documents, pictures etc.), different kinds and brands of cd's and still it's not working, one thing is for sure, your optical drive is defective. You need to replace a new one.
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