Question about Dell Dimension E510 Dual Core 2.8 Ghz (847403171179) PC Desktop

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Cobination CD/DVD drive

I can't open my CD's or DVD's on my Dell E510?

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  • mrninja
    mrninja May 11, 2010

    do you mean you cant open the cd drawer?

  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    Do you mean that your drive won't recognize a a cd or dvd when its in the drive?




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Good morning! please try to check the jumper settings (Master/Slave) as well as the cable connections of your CD/DVD ROM, if still CD/DVD Drive doesn't work, kindly try to connect/use another CD/DVD ROM - if this work, then the previous CD/DVD ROM laser lens is defective. best regards

Posted on May 14, 2009

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