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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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The DVD writer doesn't recognize that there is a

Most DVD drives are also CD drives, and it sounds like the DVD part is broken, you need to replace the DVD drive, this is done simply by buying a new one, I recommend ( if your unsure search exactly what you already have) then opening your case (tower) and just unplugging old one and plugging new one in, it really is very doable for even a novice.

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I need to connect a dvd writer that uses a Sata Data cable to my pc. do I need an adapter to IDE to connect it?

Yes you need a adapter for this in order to connect that SATA drive to your computer, you can get one of this adapter. Check this link just click HERE

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The cd/dvd writer constantly open and close once a disc is inserted. On insertion of a disc, cd/dvd player will read the data on the disc. Windows Media player will display realtime image of the movie,...

Hi Charles,

The issue is due to the driver corruption. You need not worry, there is a simple solution for this.

Go to device manage --> right click on your CD/DVD drive and then click uninstall and then restart your computer. Do not keep any CDs while you do this. Just try this out.

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My dell dimension 1100 dvd/cd drive tells me that the drive is not installed how do i go about re-installing it or getting it to read stuff, problem occurred after i had gotten it fixed from viruses etc...

Reinstall the DVD/CD drive software: Control Panel - System - Device Manager ... find the DVD/CD drive and right-click to remove or reinstall. Then, restart your PC. Good luck.

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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.


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Just a question about Dell? Dimension?

Hi kevinstacey7,

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

you see the DELL B110 can come with any type of optical drive including a dvd burner but you have to opt for it when you buy it. If you are unsure or want to find out more about your machine then click on:

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

In that screen you can see all of the hardware that your PC has installed.

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.

That said the easier way to find out is to stick a blank dvd into the drive and try to burn something with Nero (a cd/dvd burning software).

If i can help you with anything else pelase feel free to ask

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The Drive you purchased is a SATA interface, the system you have uses Parallal ATA IDE interface.

You need to get a Drive with an IDE interface for that system.

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Removal of outer casing

Dell has a good guide with images here.

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