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I have a Dell Inspiron 600m laptop that won't play any DVDs. A message pops up telling me to make sure the DVD software is installed in my computer. The laptop came with the DVD player installed and a couple reboot cds with programs that are supposed to be on my computer already. Does anyone have any tips? (Dell support is charging $50 to help w/ this problem -- those ********!)

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1. Have you checked the programmes on the unit?
2. What software are you running i.e Windows Os or Mac?
3. Is there a Dell Config file on computer ?
Let me know and i will try to help from there
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Dell inspiron 600m cd/dvd code 19


ac7h,

Tell me what driver you downloaded, AND how you installed it?

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/Product/inspiron-600m

Removable Storage

The method is to;

1) Click on the blue Download File to the right.

2) On the next page under the bold subheading - Choose Download Method, make sure there is a green dot in the small circle, to the left of -> Single-file download

If not; click in the small empty circle to the left of Single-file download
Now click on Continue in the blue oval.

A small window will come up.
Make SURE there is a Green dot in the small circle, to the left of -
Save File.
If not; left-click in the small empty circle to the left of - Save File
Go below in the window, and click on OK.

A small download window will come up.
Allow the file to fully download, then DOUBLE-click right on the file name.

To the far left in the next window click right on - Extract all files
At the bottom of the next 3 small windows, click on -
Next, Next, and Finish.

If you are not asked to restart your computer do so.
(Start > Turn Off Computer > Restart)

When Windows fully loads again, you should get a pop-up out of the system tray, "Found new hardware device"
And perhaps another one, "Found xxxxx CD/DVD drive"

No?
Wait a few minutes, let Windows run.
Turn the computer off normally.
WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer back on.

Still no?
I suggest then that the optical drive is bad. (CD/DVD drive)

One screw removed from the bottom, (ALL power removed), then slide the CD/DVD drive out to replace,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins600m/en/sm/index.htm

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins600m/en/sm/upgrades.htm#1019383

http://www.discountelectronics.com/category?product_model=134&category=1&product_type[11]=11

Optical drives are a mechanical device, and rated in hours of usage.
Eventually they wear out, and go to the great optical drive graveyard in the sky. (What?)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
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You probably will need to replace the optical drive (CD/DVD drive) in your laptop. Go to Google and search for "Dell Inspirion 6000 CD/DVD drive" to find a replacement.
To be sure it's the CD/DVD drive that's defective and not your operating system software, you could also try to boot from a boot-able DVD disk.

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The common advice is to go to cyberlink, pay and then download windvd, however there is a better option.
Download VLC which is a tremendous video player (plays every video format) that will play DVDs. It's free too :-)
Here you go: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

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Hi a_stoeger, it is possible for you to get what you need. Or even better. Below is a list of links for your viewing. The best site is the first link.
Hard disk drives for the Inspiron 600M laptop. (Great site).
http://www.drivesolutions.com/cgi-bin/shop/ug2store.cgi?command=listitems&kind=dll&pos=0&type=itemid&itemid=dll9

CMS Products Easy-Plug Easy-Go Hard Drive - 60GB - 4200rpm – Ultra
This hard drive is designed for Dell Inspiron 500, 600m Series.
http://www.google.com/products?q=60GB+Ultra+ATA+Hard+Drive+for+Inspiron+600M+notebook&btnG=Search+Products&hl=en&show=dd

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http://www.upgrademaster.com/dvdrw-cdrw-drives-c628/dell-dvdrw-cdrw-combo-drive-p26078.html

Brand New CD-RW/DVD Combo DRIVE for 600M 500M With One year Warranty
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Cost effective!
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