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My 2400 series dell desktop no longer opens the cd/dvd drive door when I push the button, light does not come on...seems to be dead. Is there a fix or do I just need to buy a new cd/dvd drive?

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There is small hole in that cd/dvdrom to open the cd/dvd drive use paper clip to pass through that hole to be able to open the cd drive.

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Dell cd drive door won't open


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There are two ways to open the CD/DVD drive door if the button just below the drive tray does not work.
Go to My Computer and right click on the drive and click on Eject.
If this does not work then you can manually open the CD/DVD drive tray by -
Straighten a paper clip and gently insert it into a tiny hole below the drive tray next to the Eject button. Push the paper clip gently until the drive tray pops out, then pull the tray until it is fully out, then you can remove the CD/DVD disc.
If you still having problem opening with the Eject button, then the CD/DVD drive is faulty and needs replacing.

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Just below the CD/DVD tray there is a tiny hole. Insert a straighten paper clip in this hole and gently push the paper clip until the CD/DVD tray pops out. You can now pull the tray out until it is in the fully opened position to remove the disc.
Try pushing the eject button to see if the tray closes, then push the eject button to see if the tray opens.
If this foes not work then the CD/DVD drive is faulty and it needs to be replaced.

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My cd door no longer opens on my dell dimension 2400. The light is off too.


Hi minic2,


Your CD-ROM must be defective.
Try to check the connection of the cables from and to your CD-ROM and motherboard as well as the power cable.
If it is still not working, I suggest you replace it with new.

Hope this helps you a lot.

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When I push the button to open the door for thr CD/DVD drive the door doesn't open. The computer sounds like it wants to open, I can hear the motor trying to open it but it won't open.


Hi,
The drives contain the spring like component that enables the drive to open manually and even through the click of the mouse by pressing the eject option.

There seems to be an hardware issue with the drive. I suggest you to contact the manufacturer if the drive is eligible for the free hardware warranty.

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If you look carefully at the drive door, you would see one small hole. Put in one strong pin inside the hole and push the leaver inside. This will open the drive door.

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Does the dell dimension 2400 burn dvds?


Hi budliteman36
Dell Dimension 2400 series will not bur DVD, see the link blow for specifications.
http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell-dimension-2400-pentium/4507-3118_7-30824846.html?tag=mncol;rnav

You can replace the CD-RW drive with a DVD writer. Here is a list od DVD-R-RW writers.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=89&name=DVD-Burners&

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Dell dimension 2400 does not recognize cd/dvd drive


Dear Minita,

please follow these steps.

1. Click on START button, the click on RUN
2. Enter REGEDIT and press enter
3. When REGEDIT starts, open up the following folders
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SYSTEM
CurrentControlSet
Control
Class
{4D36E965-E325 -11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
4. After clicking on {4D36E965-E325 -11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} you should see two settings on the right-hand side:
"Upperfilters"
"Lowerfilters"
Click on each of them, press DELETE and click YES.

Then close REGEDIT, shutdown & restart your PC

if you still having problem or any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Many Thanks.

Regards,

AJoshi

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yes you should be able to play CD on the DVD reader.
Dimension 2400 have drive slide mounted on the side of the hard drive, cd drive and floppy. they are different for each device. you need the 2 side mount for the dvd. in order to mount them in the Dell.
the drive is inserted from the inside of the box toward the front. The front panel will prevent the device from pop out.
yes, 3 party DVD, CD drive will be shorter and fater that what Dell porvide, but it will work, al long as the opening is accessable.
get the HP DVD driver.

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