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Solved: Dell Dimension 5150 CD Drive Not Functioning????

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Tiffanyfl_26, Apr 6, 2010.

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  1. Tiffanyfl_26

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    Hi,

    I have a Dell Dimension Desktop 5150. The CD drive hasn't worked in quite a while. I'll insert a disc (blank CD for burn or program/game disc) and it feels (quite kinds to whirring) like it's reading the disc, but nothing appears on screen. This is happening with brand new just purchased from BestBuy Program Discs. I performed a return it to factory settings (it was an issue before I did the reset) hoping this would fix it but it did not. Is there anything I can try before I scrap it and buy a new replacement. Also if it has gone to pot, does anyone know where I can buy the same drive cheap or a cheap one comparable to it? Any assistance with my issue is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Tiffany
     
  2. Megabite

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    Is this a CD/DVD combo drive........
     
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    After all the downloads, I rant the diagnostic and it said it was the disc. I will return it to the store. I have to leave for work now but when I get home I will try another disc to see if they are working. I was able to use my linksys disc for reinstalliation so it may just be this particular disc. I have the linksys in computer system the I'm going to attempt to install with their instillation cd and see if it works. Again, Thank You for all of your help.
     
  5. Tiffanyfl_26

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    I can play DVD's But can't burn them i think, not really sure
     
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    I hane the results but how do i post it?
     
  8. Tiffanyfl_26

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    I'm wondering if my CD drive to too old, I can run my linksys stick CD that installs my internet connection from my wireless internet box downstairs but I tried to install the linksys run CD for theDual Band adapter I install inside the computer but it didnt read it. I went into the D drive from my computer to click on it and it didn't even register that there was a CD there.

    I ran the Mats run error check that you sent me Mumbodog and it told me it was the CD.

    Megabite the scan bar at the top where is it highlighted blue reads:
    [0:0] D:\HL-DT-ST DVD=-RW GWA4164B

    DVD+R/RW DL Recorder

    Speed:48x
    Write Spead:48x

    Firmware Version: D108
    Buffer Size: 2MB
    Date: 5-07-14
    Serial Number: 011:48*(

    Let me know if you need me to type out the boxes that are checked marked.
     
  9. Tiffanyfl_26

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    Is there anything other information I need to provide?
     
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    I found a cheap compitable drive at newegg.com. Thank you for your help anyway.
    Tiffany
     
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