Satellite C855D-S5209 DVD drive does not read dvds

I was trying to install some software for the first time on my Satellie laptop and the dvd drive was unable to read or recognize the dvd installer discs.  Any help would be appreciated thanks.

Are there any discs that it can read?
Try looking at this article.
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- Peter

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