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What dvd burner will work with my dell dimension 4700

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There shouldn't be any issue with grabbing a random DVD Burner and popping it into your machine. As long as the DVD Burning software is compatible with the current Operating System, and as long as you have the approprite driver software (which usually comes with the DVD burner these days)

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SOURCE: Hard drive size in a Dell Dimension 4700

nope, have one here that I put a Terabyte drive in and it is working great.

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SOURCE: audio driver for dell dimension 4700 will not work

Go to this page on the Dell website:

Go to the audio section and download the driver and then install it.

Use your browser and copy and paste the web address I have her for you cause it will bring you directly to the driver section for your computer.

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Try to use cd cleaner to clean the lens, if this doesnot work, this means your lens is died, change the DVD Rom.

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SOURCE: I want to install a dvd-rw into my dell dimension

If your motherboard is a SATA then you must use a SATA compatible drive and same for IDE

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Green power light comes on but disk drive lights keep blinking and my screen is black on my dell dimension 4700

Remove ALL media from the machine DVD, CD, USB, etc. Check/reseat all Monitor cables. Reboot. If that fails, unplug , plug back in in 30 seconds or so. reboot, if you get a Dell Logo, Open the boot Menu and select Boot from HDD first.

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I want to install a dvd-rw into my dell dimension 4700, can I use a SATA or an IDE?

You can use IDE. Check the below link for further details:

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Dimension4700 desktop: replace read-only dvd dr. with dvd burner?

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Do some searching, see what fits in your price range, and read the reviews. is also very good. Check their return policies for restocking fees, in the event that you're not happy with your purchase.

Here are the instructions for removing and replacing your particular optical drive:

Make sure you buy an IDE drive, not SATA.

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Mar 13, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop

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try a different program, that will narrow the problem down.
InfraRecorder is a universally functioning open source program you could try.
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My dell 4700 cd burner will not work

You say it will not work
This could mean it won't open any CDs or it won't burn CDs
In either case, you best get a new CD burner. This one has gone bad on your.

Nov 06, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop

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How to burn a DVD using a Phillips DVD8631 burner. This burner is installed in a Dell Dimension 4700 desktop PC.

On the software you will see the button burn from the upper menu after you select the files that you need to copy…let me know how that work for you and please do not forget to rate my service so we can improve on it with your help. God bless

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INstalled hp dvd1270i in my dell 4700. I have power but it doesn't recognize the drive. Does it matter if the old drive was a ribbon cable and the new one is sata?

Do you have the DVD daisy chained to the motherboard with another drive? I have the same Dell and I have 2 hard drives IDE, and a DVD with a CD burner which are seperate so they are on the other IDE connection daisy chained. The IDE controller will allow 2 devices and there are 2 IDE controllers on the motherboard. eMail me at with more info and questions and I"ll try to help.

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Is this hard drive sata or ide

It is SATA - Serial ATA (DELL Dimension 4700)

Jan 17, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop

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Dell Dimension 4700 CD/DVD drive not reading

The CD Drive has probably gone bad. You will have to buy a replacement drive. I recommend The price will be about 30$ for a DVD burner. If you want just a DVD player or CD Burner then it will be even cheaper. Dell provides a very easy to read step by step guide with pictures on replacing your drive here:

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