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Opening Dell 2400 Case

Need to replace DVD reader. How do you get access from front?

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Dell has a great web support page.

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SOURCE: Dell dimension 2400 does not recognize cd/dvd drive

Dear Minita,

please follow these steps.

1. Click on START button, the click on RUN
2. Enter REGEDIT and press enter
3. When REGEDIT starts, open up the following folders
{4D36E965-E325 -11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
4. After clicking on {4D36E965-E325 -11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} you should see two settings on the right-hand side:
Click on each of them, press DELETE and click YES.

Then close REGEDIT, shutdown & restart your PC

if you still having problem or any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Many Thanks.



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You can just remove and replace the front I/o panel rather than repairing it . The part is not more than 10$. You can get the part from the following site


How to remove the front panel

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I just got an optic drive for dell dimension 2400 how do i install it?

The dell cases open with either a button on top or bottm and pull the case open or an L shaped clip you press down and that side of case slides backwards towards you and clips off. Inside the case you will see clips to take the front cover off to take the cd drive out (you can remove either but i suggest you keep one that is a burner) unscrew the drive so it can slide out and slide the new drive in and screw into place, attach the cable exactly the same as the way the cables are attached on the old drive. You will need to make sure you also change jumper settings on the cd drive you are putting in so it is the same as the old one you took out. It is a bit fiddly to do if you are unsure then ask a friend most teenagers are well savvy at taking cases apart and putting drives in now its an easy job.

Feb 13, 2012 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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You can just remove and replace the front I/o panel rather than repairing it . The part is not more than 10$. You can get the part from the following site


How to remove the front panel

Thanks for using fixya

Aug 20, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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I want to know if my 2004 Dell computer has a somewhere to put in a digital camera memory card and if so where is it located?

If it has SD slots they will be located on the front of the computer. Card readers are normally installed into a free CD/DVD slot.
If you do not have anything like that you can pick up a USB card reader for $10.00 to $20.00 just about anywhere. Like this one, 02416fd.jpg

Hope this helps.

May 10, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Remove Dell Dimension 2400 Cover - I have been to the Dell site and read the documentation. But opening the cover seems to require two people - or three hands! Are there any tricks of the trade? Thanks!

This is a rather simple case face to remove.

Remove the side cover and place the unit on its side. hold the bottom of the face with 1 hand and pull gently while popping the 4 clips inside the case on the bottom end.

After you have done this there should be 1 on the side you can pop then there is a metal flexible peice at the top, pressing that down will relieve the top clip.

Place the case upright while holding the face out, after this the case will pop off to the opposite side of the case that the case opening is on.

Feb 11, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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How to install a dvd and cd player in a Dimension 2400

I actually had this case.

When you want to install a DVD and a CD player into a Dimension 2400, you will need to do two things.

1. On the DVD and CD player you will need to install a screw that has an insert on the end of it so it will not go in all the way. You will need to search for those screws from a hardware store. If you can't, just contact dell and they can send you out those screws.

The two screws closest to the front of the case receive them. The other one that you can access closest to the power supply receives just the ordinary screw that you use to secure a hard drive.

2. Once you have done this, just set the master and slave on the appropriate drives and connect them with a ribbon cable on the secondary IDE controller.

Just make sure to have at least a 350 Watt Power supply. A 300 Watt one will work, but it won't give you much room for expansion.

Aug 06, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Dell Motherboard problem

for your machine to be able to recognise such devices like your hard disk n ur dvd reader u will need to set ur jumbers very well. u need to master both drives with your jumber and use a seperate cable for them. this is a download link u can try

Apr 02, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Does the dell dimension 2400 burn dvds?

Hi budliteman36
Dell Dimension 2400 series will not bur DVD, see the link blow for specifications.;rnav

You can replace the CD-RW drive with a DVD writer. Here is a list od DVD-R-RW writers.


Mar 31, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Hard drive

Yes, it is possible to do so. Adding a DVD is pretty much the same for most PCs. I suggest getting an 80-wire cable. The simplest solution is to replace the existing CD drive and cable with a new 80-wire cable and a DVD drive. You'll have to get drivers for it as well as software to use it (if the drive doesn't come with any). If you want to add it and use the existing CD, then you'll need to open the case, add the 80-wire cable (in addition to the existing cable) into the second IDE cable connector on the motherboard. Check these instructions from Dell. (Note they suggest connecting it to the existing cable, but that may or may not be possible.) Go to:

Jan 17, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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DVD drive bay

yes you should be able to play CD on the DVD reader.
Dimension 2400 have drive slide mounted on the side of the hard drive, cd drive and floppy. they are different for each device. you need the 2 side mount for the dvd. in order to mount them in the Dell.
the drive is inserted from the inside of the box toward the front. The front panel will prevent the device from pop out.
yes, 3 party DVD, CD drive will be shorter and fater that what Dell porvide, but it will work, al long as the opening is accessable.
get the HP DVD driver.

Nov 04, 2008 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Hitachi-LG DVD Rewriter for DELL Dimension 2400

Hello jpptalbot.
You can install the CDRW on a free IDE channel (which is not being used by any devices) and there is no need of using a jumper in this case.

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