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No CD/DVD drives work with my PC for more than a month - ideas?


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I have a now aging Asus A8N motherboard. My first, then 2nd DVD drives both stopped working after a time. I then tried a SCSI DVD drive instead, which also appeared to work at first, but this too stopped, and I gave up, since I can get by without one for most things. But I would like a DVD drive again. I don't fancy re-building my PC, I just don't have the time, so I thought perhaps I should just try a USB DVD drive.

Has anyone got an idea of what my drive problems are, or should I not worry about it, and just get a USB drive.


PS - re the problem, I've tried the drives with new disks etc, they tend to open, fail to read the disk, and then not re-open again.

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