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Dell dimensions not reading cd

Hi I have a dell dimensions 5150. It all of a sudden is not recognizing that there is a cd in the drive. It will as to insert disc it is empty,
I am trying to upload Quickbooks and it is not recognizing the cd. Please help. Thank you

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  • thewilkies98 Jan 22, 2009

    thank you I can not get the computer to read the cd at all.
    I am not sure where to start about replacing the cd drive. Can I buy it anywhere and install myself or do I need to bring my tower to a repair.
    Thanks for your help.


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You could first go into the device manager and uninstall the CD. When restarted, the computer will identify it and reinstall it. If it is still unable to read the CD, try several other CDs. If that fails, you probably have a CD drive that has failed and will need to be replaced. They are not very expensive these days.

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    Art Ellison Jan 23, 2009

    Your Dell has a dark grey bezel, so you can go to an electronic sales store such as Best Buy, Staples, etc. They will have one.
    Here's the link to tell you how to do the job:
    http://support.dell.com/support/topics/g...


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