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Dimension 4600 wont read cd drive

My dimension 4600 wont read any cd/dvd drives. i have a sony crx216e,a phillips dvd8701, and a hitachi. i am pretty sure the drives are good and when i go to device manager there is an x or question mark by them. how do i get the computer to recognize these.

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  • amt51 Dec 30, 2007

    thanks tom,where do i go to right click and uninstall. could you be a little more in depth. also what are those jumpers and related pins for exactly. thanks.. amt51

  • amt51 Jan 04, 2008

    went to device manager. question marks by both drives. uninstall and re install,no help. code 39 and i think 38. unable to find drivers maybe. dell stuff is a pain. these units were working properly before. they havent been used in a while. need more in depth info. amt51..

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First make sure the cables are on and tight.
Then:

Right click on it and uninstall it. Then scan for hardware changes and restart computer

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