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How to remove a dvd player from a dell optiplex sx280?

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Your computer uses what Dell calls a "Module Bay". Instructions for removing devices from the module bay are located here.

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Sx280 video controller

For Windows XP drivers, the last supported through Dell, try one of the three listed here:

Change the Operating System to "MS Windows XP" and the Category to "Video".

This discussion suggests that Windows Update will get you working drivers after a Windows 7 install:

Dec 12, 2013 | Dell OptiPlex SX280 PC Desktop

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Dell optiplex sx280 fans to loud! How do I turn them down?

1) Tell them to be quiet. The kids are sleeping.

2) Promise them a nice quiet vacation in the Bahamas, if they will just be quiet for now.

3) In a firm voice tell them that they CAN be replaced.

1) Suggest you replace the Thermal Paste on the Processor.
It has dried out.

2) Also clean the inside of the computer out. Suggest it is dirty inside.

(Wuz trying to just be funny................Alan?....................Alan?)

The top of a Processor (CPU), and the bottom of the fined Heatsink that sits on it; are not perfectly smooth.
A magnified view would detail, 'Ridges, Valleys, and Pitholes'.

When the two parts are mated together, Air Pockets are created.

Air is an Insulator in this case, Not a Conductor.
Thermal Paste fills the above imperfections, and is an Excellent conductor of heat.

Thermal Paste dries up over time. Looses it's thermal conductivity properties.

It's cheap in cost.

Can guide you step by step in replacing the Thermal Paste, and also cleaning out the inside of the computer.

Post back in a Comment.


A) Dell Optiplex SX280 User's Guide (1668KB)

[How to open the computer case - Adding and Removing Parts > Removing the Computer Cover.

Adding and Removing Parts > Processor ]



Mar 29, 2013 | Dell OptiPlex SX280 PC Desktop

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Your NTFS file systemis corrupt boot with xp cd and do a repair will fix the problem. hit repair computer.

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Which dvd type for optiplex sx280

Lite on it CD/DVD Rom or Just a DVD Burner: Lite On It is your best bet

Aug 02, 2012 | Dell OptiPlex SX280 PC Desktop

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My Dell optiplex SX280 Wouldn't boot up

If you tried to install a BIOS up-grade and it failed, then your motherboard is toast.

Jul 19, 2012 | Dell OptiPlex SX280 PC Desktop

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How to replace the dvd drive on Dell SX280?

Make sure the computer power is turn off. Open the computer, disconnect the two cables from the back of the DVD (one is for power and the other is for data), remove the unit and replace it.

Oct 26, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex SX280 PC Desktop

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Does a western digital sata 160gb work in a optiplex 280 machine

Yes it will. Please check Dell OptiPlex SX280 specs here. It supports Serial ATA hard drive.

Jul 27, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex SX280 PC Desktop

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Dell? OptiPlex? SX280 blinking yellow what is that

blinking yellow light on the power button of a Dell system is a possible power supply issue. press the eject button on the dvd drive while the power button flashes yellow light. if the disc trays wont come out, you need to replace the power supply. hope it helps. good day.

Jan 07, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex SX280 PC Desktop

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