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My Dell Inspiron desktop 531s DVD rom is not reading dvd's or cd's

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Need a new drive. Or is it even cabable of running dvds?

Posted on Dec 11, 2009

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How can I tell if my dvd driver is turned off?


The DVD drive would not know what type of disk it was spinning up and you would continually get a unknown disk message.

Sep 06, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop Computer

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I have the hp inspiron 531s.Can i burn cd or dvd??


Yes your computer has a DVD writer... It should have the software to burn DVDs and CDs


The Dell Inspiron 531 is a desktop personal computer with a Microsoft Windows operating system. An Inspiron equipped with a CD burner can be used to record audio discs using Windows Media Player, which comes installed on the Inspiron as a standard part of the software package Dell loads onto its computers. Blank, recordable discs and pre-recorded audio CDs are the only supplies needed for the project.


Read more: How to Burn Audio CDs With Dell Inspiron 531 ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_6210098_burn-cds-dell-inspiron-531.html#ixzz1XyrRh8L7

Sep 15, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop Computer

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Dvd/ cd rom does not read any cd/dvds (not even blanks or store bought) under my computer there is dvd drive there. everytime i click on it, it says to insert an disk, even though there is already an disk...


Sadly it sounds as if the drive has died/is dying. You could try cleaning the head with a CD/DVD head cleaner, as sometimes you can get a tiny piece of dirt on the lens. Another method to try is to blow hard (but avoid spitting!) into the open DVD tray, which can sometimes dislodge any dust. If all these fail, open the case, and check that the cables are securely attached.

Sadly, if none of the above work, the only likely way is to replace the drive itself.

Aug 31, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop Computer

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I have a dell inspiron 531, and it will read cd's but not dvds or cd-roms.


It sounds like it doesn't have a DVD rom drive in it. you can pick one up from a PC store and install it yourself or ask someone who repairs PC's to do it for you

Mar 10, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop Computer

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Dvr cd drive won't play cds get message asking to insert a disc when one is already inserted


Your cd drive is damage, the laser head or the spindle is not functioning and is not reading the disc thus causing the message of no cd being insert to appear, however the cd-drive power is still working which the computer is able to still detect, but like I said earlier the spindle/laser head is malfuction. You will need to replace the entire cd rom drive. If you don't know how to replace it, an external cd/dvd drive will also do the job.

Jan 30, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop Computer

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The dell 531s what type of cd rom .... is it a WR or DVD or both type od OS windows 7 or Vista


Hi,
The Inspiron 531s generally ships with the a DVD +- R/w drive. But a user can purchase a Blu-Ray DVD drive on it aswell. The operating system is windows Vista 32 bit.
To check the complete configuration on the computer. Connect your 531, to the internet and Click on the following Dell Link .

System Configuration link

1. enter your service tag and click on continue
2. Click on original system configuration to know what was shipped
3. Click on current system configuration to know what you are using now.

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Sep 11, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop Computer

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Cannot close DVD tray misalignment


those dvd tray are hard to align back. you can purchase the drive for cheap on the internet.
example if you search Dell Inspiron 531s on Google
http://www.discountelectronics.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2815

May 23, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop Computer

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Cd burner won't work.


Could be several things, try a different brand of cds. if that is a no go...try this, go into the device manager and click on DVD/CD-ROM drives and get your exact model of burner. then go to this page: http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=INSP_DSKTP_D531S&os=WLH&osl=en&catid=&impid= and find that one and download and install the drivers. also looking for firmware updates and Urgent updates.
It isn't that bad to do...good luck hope this helped,, please leave a rating.

May 02, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop Computer

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I have an dell inspiron 530s desktop what types of cd/dvd burner do i have


Go to "My Computer" - this should be an icon on the desktop. Right click on the icon. Choose "Properties." Click on the Hardware tab. Click the "Device Manager" button. Navigate to the "DVD/CD-ROM" drives + sign. Click on the plus sign. Read about your hardware.

Mar 29, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 530s Desktop Computer

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