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CD-RW drive won't start.

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I have a HP Pavilion a305w running XP. The Sony CD-RW CRX215E5 drive quit working today. If I put a cd in the drive nothing happens. The light comes on and the cd icon pops up by the cursor but it just sits there. I ran a diagnostic on the drive and it was unable to start the drive. It told me to tell somebody way smarter than me that the error code was CD523-5. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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This is a linear read error. The drive is bad. You can go Here and get a ideal on the prices for a new dvd\cdrw drive.
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