Hi,I hope you can help.Of course Dell wants me to buy from them.I hear I can buy alot cheaper and maybe better if I knew what I was even talking baout exactly. So, here's what Dell says I need I-OMagic 16x/4x/16x DVD RW and 40x/24x/ CD RW with plus/minus signs there. USB 2.0 External DVD RW Drive.Part # 1DVD16DDME.
Talking to other people I don't know in Staples,etc. say I can buy from Newegg.com cheaper and better and it will work but how am I to know for sure?
Any help and info would be great.Thank you
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You can upgrade the more the merrier in my opinion however Dell can often be integrated parts that means you have to purchase goods from Dell. You may have a model that is not that way. So depending check out your RAM and see how much you have, you can always get more but there is a limit on the board. So go to Dell.com and check out the stats of your motherboard for upgrades to that board. Go to support and downloads. Or surf around do not trust just any web page for this information Dell is articular with its boards. You can always get a Combo DVD-RW Combo which will read and write CD's as well. That is why it is a combo drive. They fit just about any computer and you can get those online cheap or your local retailer. Video cards are integrated in the board see if you have PCI or AGP slot available it depends on your model. You can use a video card other than the one attached to the motherboard. Make sure the slots are compatible. There is usually one AGP and several PCI slots maybe one or two extra depending on the case and board. So you have your research and work cut out for you. I hope I somewhat explained what is entailed in an upgrade for your Dell start at the dell.com website first and seek out your specific model. I have provided a link for you Click This
You shouldn't have any problems upgrading to a DVD RW or DVD/CD RW as long as you make sure that you have all the drivers needed. The drive will probably have a disc containing all the drivers required, but in case it doesn't, simply visit the manufacturers website and they should have a driver download there :)
Hi! You may have a problem with the optical drive/CD rom drive. The lens may be dirty so i suggest you run a cd lens cleaner. If it still doesnt help, I believe you need to buy a CD rom replacement. Hope this helps.
It may be really dirty or just to old or has had laser failure.
There cheap these days, and CD drive with DVD Rom reading ability are like $20 to $30 depending on speed and brand.
A DVD/CD RW writer reader are also getting cheaper, around $60 and up usually.
And some advice. Dont by HP Pavilions. I've worked on alot and i find they have outdated parts cuz there remanufactured from older computers and you have a hard time upgrading due to hard to find drivers
The CD Drive has probably gone bad. You will have to buy a replacement drive. I recommend newegg.com. The price will be about 30$ 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: