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Dell dimension 3000 doesn't recognize CD drive

I am trying to fix a dell dimension 300 that does not recognize the CD drive. I replaced the one the unit came with, with another one but the CD drive is still not recognized. Any suggestions as to what I should do? Thanks.

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  • multi_media Jun 29, 2009

    Cables are connected. The CD runs but the computer does not recognize it, so of course it does not read and CD.

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Try making sure the cable that connects the motherboard to the CD drive is seated correctly and, if it is, try replacing the cable that connects the motherboard to the CD drive.

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

  • Kevin Shafer
    Kevin Shafer Jun 29, 2009

    Did you switch out the cable? You gave me a bad rating but didn't do everything I suggested???

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