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Windows 7: Problems while trying to watch a movie

14 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
Problems while trying to watch a movie

I have a Windows 7 HP Laptop BTW

Ok every time I go and put a DVD in my computer it makes a weird noise and it doesnt work. Also when I opened the dvd drive there was a black and yellow paper that was crumbled, i think its the optical drive? what should i do

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14 Mar 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

I have a dvd drive that to this day is holding my copy of fist of legend hostage. It sits on a shelf in a closet until I figure out how to get it out of there without damaging it.

It's sounding like its time to replace the drive strange noises indicate stripped or bad gears in the door mechanism. Laptop dvd drives are sadly a tad more expensive than one for a desktop but they are not generally difficult to remove/install.
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