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Removing outer casing of tower ?

Im trying to connect a dvd writer to my dell dimension 1100 , but im unsure how you take off the casing which surrounds the tower. can you help?

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Remove outer case of ur cpu white cable will there inside place ur dvd in the top of the cpu connecvt the cables

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Try the slider knob on the back of the computer (looks like a stand support. This slides a number of catches internally. I nearly took a can opener to mine until I discovered that!

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your answers unfortunately is yes and no... not very helpful eh? :)

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Start menu> Control Panel> System> Hardware> Device manager

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there is a particular one that we want to see and that would be the CD/DVD hardware if you press the little plus sign and you see that DVD RAM (not rom) is installed. then you can burn DVDs.

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