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Re: the writing head on my cd burner needs to be replaced
You can probably do it yourself but if it is a software issue then replacing the hardware will not fix it... There is a cd-rom registry fix as well as DMA Reset VBS file... DMAReset.vbs is probably what you want if you have a software issue. If you want to replace your Burner anyways you will want to take off the side and unplug the ribbon (IDE) cable and power to the device you are disconnecting... Once you remove all the screws you will either have enough room to slide the device backwards in through the inside of the PC or you will have to take the face of the PC off and slide out the front... Hopefully you don't have to take off the face of it...Good Luck!
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is the burner being detected by your operating system..? If yes, then I would replace the burner. If no, then update your operating system and go to the burners manufacturers website and download the appropriate drivers and application software from there. Windows 7 has a habit of ignoring some hardware so make sure all drivers are upto date. The laser head in all optical drives do wear out and lose their potency so it may be that this drive has simply had it's day and needs to be replaced.
if you are using "IDE" DVD RAM or CD burner then you are suggested to replace the serial cable with new of your Burner. If you are using "SATA 1,2or3" then i'm affraid you have to get the Burner replaced or reparied. thank you.
You might try cleaning the drive with a common CD/DVD player cleaner kit. If that doesn't work, then, yes. Most IDE DVD burners will work. I recommend Lite-On for price and quality. I this is a laptop you'll probably have to find the exact models compatible with it from the manufacturer and the search for a replacement with them or a reseller online somewhere.
If I understand you correctly you can read from your CD drive but you can?t write (burn) to it. Just to make sure you should check the face of your CD drive and look for the letters *RW* or *Rewritable*. If you don?t see them then there is a good chance your drive is just a read-only drive.
When Dell sells a PC with a CD write capable drive they usually installed a program that actually does the writing. With the OptiPlex260s it was typically a program named Roxio Easy CD. If this is the original software install it should still be there, if not then you will have to purchase or download and install one of the many freeware programs. B
DeepBurner Free CD burning program: http://www.deepburner.com/?r=products
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I'd reckon at 4.5 years you've had an extremely good run from your CDROM. You could always try a lens cleaner which you can get from any good music shop but judging by your unit's age you deserve a newer and faster Unit. Maybe a CD burner or even a DVD burner. They are much cheaper these days.
My first single speed CDROM cost me $999.00 I can now buy a 52 speed CD Burner for $49.00