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Cd rom not working

I have a dell inspiron 1501 and the cd rom dont work it opens and show the light flashing but other then that it wont work

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    that did not help at all

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    I have the same situation

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Try reseating the CD drive. Remove the battery and make sure the AC adaptor is not connected. Turn the laptop over and locate the locking screw. It will have a little "Pad Lock" symbol next to the screw. Once phillips screw is removed, pry the securing screw tab to push the drive from the chassis with a screwdriver. Re-insert the CD drive and fasten the screw back into the bottom of the laptop.

If you still have an issue with the CD drive, please feel free to contact me for futher diagnosis.




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Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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