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Cd rom in dell computer not even rotating cds

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  • Check the ATA/SATA data cable.
  • Use a compressed air duster to clean the sensor
  • check if the DMA is enabled and uncheck it (device manager > ide controller > properties > advanced)

Posted on Dec 30, 2013

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SOURCE: The CD Rom that came in this Dell Dimension 310 has problems.

CDROM,??? PEOPLE STILL USE THOSE ,
U CAN BUY A BURNER ON LINE FOR LESS THAN 25 BUCKS

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Cd rom does not read CDs.

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The fasted and easiest way to eliminate Windows being the cause of a read problem is to remove the IDE cable from the drive and insert a CD into the drive once the system is powered on again. You should notice some change in the LED of the CD-ROM, at least it should blink for a few seconds. Usually if the LED goes out or turns red it would point towards a faulty drive - which you have already seem to establish.

One last shot to try before dumping the CD-ROM for good is to update the Firmware of the ROM drive - altough a long shot I have seen this work a number of times.

As Insomniac says CD-ROM's are very cheap to purchase these days

Insomniac I am remember when these ROM drives were very expensive - do you remember when the first Burners came out? As slow as a tractor and expensive as a Ferrari

Posted on May 09, 2009

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SOURCE: CD-ROM drive doesn't acknowledge DVD-ROM, what's wrong?

CD-ROMs dont play dvd becuase they are not designed to read dvd.

If a dvd drive for your model is not available, you can buy an external usb dvd drive.
That should solve your problem

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

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look for a tiny hole located in the front of the rom drive.
Bend a paperclip straight as possible.
stick it in the hole and push slowly.
This is a manual (Mechanical) eject hole.

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