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Dvd drive tray

The dvd drive tray has come out completely(children  aided) how difficult is it to refit.Computer is a dell dimension 5150

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Re: dvd drive tray

Bettyboo. I wouldnt attempt to try to fix the tray. I would follow remt23tc's advise and replace the drive. They are cheap now and not worth fixing.

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Re: dvd drive tray

I'm figuring you want to replace the Drive itself vs trying to put the tray back together? If so and you feel safe working inside the computer it's an easy job. here is the step by step link for it. just click on DVD

let me know if you need any more help with it.

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

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Where can I find a replacement dvd/r+w drive for my 5150c dell dimension?

You should be able to find one in any electronics store (Staples, etc.), online stores, ebay, pretty much anywhere hardware is sold. I believ the 5150 came with a PATA drive but there are SATA ports on most boards.

Thanks for using Fixya.

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Dell Dimension 5150 CD door closes quickly.

If an application is attempting to access the CD drive, the door will close. Put the CD in first and then launch the application.

Also possible a problem with the eject/load mechnism in the CD drive.

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I have a Dell Dimension 5150 trying to replace cd drive!

As you are look at the front of your PC remove the right hand side. The you will see a spring loaded latch that when pushed up will release the CD/DVD players from your computer. Make sure you remove the cables in the rear of the drive. The panel around the drive area is removable without taking off the whole front.
The drive itself removes straight out of the front... Install lift up that same spring loaded latch that covers all three drive slots.
Hope this can do it ...have fun

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Dell Dimension 5150

If the diagnostic lights 2 4 are lit up it indicates a Video Subsystem configuration failure.Please click on the link for
step by step wizard for troubleshooting this issue.

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DVD tray automatically opens and closes

Is the drive reading disc properly? if no then just change the drive.

If it can read disc then

1) Do an msconfig & disable startup - just to make sure that there are no pesky script or applcation doing it.

2) change the SATA port on motherboard or toogle between master & slave if IDE cable is been used.

Still if its not working then just change the drive.

Nov 26, 2008 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

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Dimension 5150 dvd rw stopped working

Open the computer and reseat all of the connectors, and memories.
if the machine is full of dust and dirt, then you need some compress air to clean them out. power supply, under the motherboard, hard drive, floppy drive.
flashing yellow lights means that either the Hard drive is not starting up or the momories is not present.

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Dell Dimension 5150 DVD Players Will not play

maybe the carbons of the DVD reader are getting too old and it doesn't rotate as fast as how it was burned so it cannot read the movies..
buying a new one will fix your problem..
the problems of nano technology is that things are too small to be fixed by humans...

maybe you could play those games because they were old, and since most of the stuff its installed in your computer it doesn't need much from the DVD unit..

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