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CDDVD RW drive won't open /won't burn CD

I have Dell Optiplex GX270 with DVD/DCRW drive and it won't burn CD's and now today it won't open. I used the old straight pin to open it to get the CD out.

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Re: CDDVD RW drive won't open /won't burn CD

Drive is more than likely fried. It's not uncommon to have DVD/CDRW drives or any burning drive go bad especially if you use it frequently. Check for a replacement they shouldn't be more than 30 dollars for a decent model now.

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Hi, My Name is Henry. I am one of the technicians here.

The problem you are having is a simple one but requires the system to be opened up.

I would suggest you do not do this is you are not experienced.

When open check that the IDE or SATA cable is well connected, depending on the connectors present. you can do this by taking it out and putting it back in again. Also check that the power cable is also connected.

I believe that should work.

Please do not forget to rate my solutions to you.


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