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My DVD R/RW Drive will not open on my dell dimension 3000 with windows xp

My dvd r/rw drive will not open

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Click Start menu
On the right under your user icon you will see Computer or My Computer
Click there, you will see a list of drives in your computer
Right click on dvd drive and choose eject

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Unfortunately optical drives do have a short life span, you can buy a replacement from newegg.com so cheaply these days its not worth messing with the old one.
I have just bought a DVD-RW dual layer OEM (so I had the burning software with it) for a new build I am doing for $28 plus delivery.

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

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SOURCE: help fitting a dvd rw to a dell dimension 3000

ok
i can try to help
i think u can remove the from panel
for that u will have some locks or screews remove that
then u can fix ur drive on the top panel
let me know how it is
if possible

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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Hi! Buy a Samsung/LG/Any Other Brand 40-pin connector IDE CD/DVD-RW drive. All IDE Drives are compatible with your Dell Dim 3000

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Should be just a straight ribbon cable, you can use either a 50 or an 88 cable, on a 50 the dvd must be set as master using the jumper configuration. On an 88 you just set the jumpers for cable select and make sure that you use the furthest connect on the ribbon cable from the device as your master. Nothing too complicated about it.

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SOURCE: I Firmware problem!!

check the jumpers are on master slave or both on CS Cable Select

Posted on Jul 15, 2010

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ok
i can try to help
i think u can remove the from panel
for that u will have some locks or screews remove that
then u can fix ur drive on the top panel
let me know how it is
if possible

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I have just bought a DVD-RW dual layer OEM (so I had the burning software with it) for a new build I am doing for $28 plus delivery.

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