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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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Re: dimension 4600 wont read cd drive

First make sure the cables are on and tight.

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

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I replaced the dvd drive with a gdr8162b and added a sony cd/rw Crx217e-ds this computer is a dell 4600 cant get neither of the drives to work

If these drives are IDE deives then check the jumper settings on these drives.
The jumper setting for master (MA) and Slave (SL)
If one of these drives is on the same data cable as the hard drive the the jumper setting for this drive MUST be set to Slave (SL) because the hard drive will be jumpered as Master (MA).
If both of the drives are on the same data cable and the data cable is plugged into the second IDE controller then one of the drives MUST be jumpered as Master drive and the other as Slave drive.

Jun 01, 2012 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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Dimension 4600 does not recognize cd/dvd drives

Open the computer, and check if the cables that go to the CD/DVD drive are connected. If so, try downloading and installing the drivers for the disc drives. I hope you get it fixed!

May 28, 2012 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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Phillips dvd+rw dvd8701 in my dell not working

How is it not working? CD drives do not have a very long life span and they often will quit working after some time. You more than likely need to get a new drive to replace the broken one - to ensure that your new drive lasts longer be sure to clean it often and keep the area around your computer fairly clean.
Dust is the biggest killer of computers and computer parts.

Jul 15, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

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I did PC restore using Dell F11 reset tool / no dvd or cd recogni

Go to Dell's support site and to their driver page. Put your model number in the box for a search and a page with your drivers will appear, download the drivers for your model and do a re-install of them. download them to a temp folder and when they are downloaded, double click and they will self install, put off rebooting until you install them all.

Sep 04, 2009 | Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop

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Replacing a cd drive

The 4600 has PowerDVD to play DVDs (You should have the software CD to install it on the 3000) DVD burning software would be Roxio/Sonic, and you should have that CD too.
If you don't have the CDs, then try to download Free player software and Burning software

May 25, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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Dell Dimension 4600 will not reconize cd or dvd drive

  1. ensure the drives are jumpered Cable select.
  2. Boot to the BIOS, turn on Caps Lock, Scroll Lock, Numlock. Then press ALT+E (You should hear one beep) then ALT+F (You should hear one beep) if you have no floppy disk drive, turn off the Floppy Drive and the diskette controller the ALT+B to save and reboot.

Mar 01, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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Bought DVD-Rs, 'Verbatim', 16x for Dell Dimension 4600, driver Samsung CDRW/DVD SM-352F Computer does not recognise the dvd Wrong purchase?

This drive is a CD writer only. Although it will read DVD's it will not write to them.

You will need to replace the drive with a DVD-RW drive.

Hope this helps.

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Aug 18, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Program will not recognize DVD

start the program and then insert the disk so it can read it right on time

Mar 28, 2008 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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Dimension 4600 cd/dvd drives not responding

Try uninstalling them in devive manager then rebooting and see 
if they are reinstalled automaticaly as drivers should be in xp already.

Just right click on them and select uninstall.

If that doesnt work then try update drivers and let xp search online for them.

Failing that then try changing the cable thats attatched to the motherboard.

Hope that helps? :)

Jan 04, 2008 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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DVD problem

Have you tried several DVDs? Maybe it doesn't read some types of DVDs.

Mar 21, 2007 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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