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Add on my pavilion a6400f has an empty expansion bay & i want to add a dvd combo rom . i purchased one & tried to install but couldn't find a master slave connector i returned it but would like to know which product to buy.

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Most master slave connectors are in the back bottom /right of the cd/dvd rom drive if you look close you should be able to see the jumper on the back here is a pic to show you what i mean

http://www.cheapcomputersandparts.com/images/Parts/CD-ROM-Jumpers.jpg

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I see no evidence of a place in which to insert a cd to copy/burn in my new inspiron 580


According to dells, admittedly unhelpful store. The optical drive is an optional extra... Unfortunately this isn't of much use to you, if there's really no drive in the machine you'll ahve to either try and return it, or purchase one.

If you decided to purchase one you could go for an internal or external drive. An internal one would be slightly cheaper, however you'd have to install it yourself.

There are some pretty cheap options on ebuyer.

http://www.ebuyer.com/search?page=1&store=33&cat=27

Best of Luck

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Refurbished Dell Optiplex GX280 with DVD/CD-RW Drive will not recognize blank CDs in order to burn music. I was told by the seller that I had to purchase burn software. (I also had to purchase CinePlayer...


The windows might be corrupted. You could try editing the windows registry. here are the steps:

In order to delete upper and lower filters you're going to have to edit the registry. The usual cautions apply. If the registry is not edited properly your whole system can crash.

1) Close all open programs
2) Click on Start, Run, and type REGEDIT and press Enter
3) Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders

* HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
* SYSTEM
* CurrentControlSet
* Control
* Class
* {4D36E965-E325-11CE-
BFC1-08002BE10318}

4) This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

* UpperFilters
* LowerFilters
* UpperFilters.bak
* LowerFilters.bak

5) If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
6) After deleting the keys, close the Registry Editor
7) Reboot your computer
8) Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.

last option, you could try installing imgburn. here's the download link: http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

If nothing happens, your dvd drive is bad.

Good Luck,

Ryan

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HELP MY COMPUTER WONT READ ANY CD'S EXCEPT A DVD,, WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?? ANY HELP


hi

you have either one of these ..

5187-5619 = DVD-ROM/CD-RW combination drive - 48X CD-R write, 32X CD-RW rewrite, 48X CD-ROM read, 16X DVD-ROM read

EL436-69001 = 48X DVD-ROM CD-R/RW optical drive - 48X read, 32X read, 48X read, 16X max write speed

make sure you buy CDs or DVDs which are speed compatible to your optical drive or COMBO drive speeds

if you are busying compatible speed CD media, then take some compressed air (can) and clean the drive bay and inside the optical drive area, to dedust it .


go to this site and review all the related sites .. read carefully and try to figure out what the possibility (issue) is .
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documentSubCategory?tmp_rule=15887&tmp_task=solveCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=ca&lang=en&product=431075


if ALL this fails, you may have to replace the DRIVE itself

i hope this helps

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I want to put in an additional dvd-rom drive in my desktop in the expansion slot. Do I need software for this. I have a Phillips dvd-rom drive from my old desktop..year 2005? thanks


Hi:
You might be able to do this, but need to do a little detective work first.
You need to power down your desktop, and take off the side cover. You need to find out if there is a motherboard connection available to connect your old dvd rom to. Most older DVD drives are IDE, meaning they connected with the flat, ribbon cable. Some newer computers only use SATA drives, and don't have any spare IDE ribbon connections open. Other considerations are the physical mounting of the DVD drive in your desktop. some computers , such as Gateway and Emachines have curved fronts that make it tougher to install a standard, flat faced drive, and secure them, without modifying the case, so try to check all of these things out first~!

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Please recheck its cable connections as well as the jumper settings of your DVD Combo (master or slave), then during boot-up, check if it's being recognized in your BIOS system. regards

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''no audio output device is installed''


You can go to the below address to download drivers for your system.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=2093&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3686671

The driver you want is labeled: "Realtek High Definition Audio Driver Update"

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Installing a new DVD drive


Step1::Ground yourself by first touching a metal object or wearing an anti-static wrist strap. This helps protect your computer's internal
components from damage due to static.
Step2::Shut down your computer and unplug it to protect yourself from electric shock.
Step3::Open your computer's case using the door on the side or follow the manufacturer's directions for your desktop.
Step4::Install the DVD ROM on its own IDE channel. Since a DVD ROM uses a good bit of memory, it should also be the master drive. Set your old
CD ROM or secondary DVD ROM drive to "slave" and set the new DVD rom drive to "master."
Step5::Slide the new DVD ROM in the free 5 1/4-inch bay and use clips or screw into place if necessary, then use the data cable that came with
the DVD drive to connect your new drive. Plug in the power cable as well.
Step6::Replace the cover on your computer, plug it back in and boot it up. If you have Windows XP, it should automatically detect and attempt
to install the new DVD ROM drive. If it doesn't, use the installation disk that came with your DVD ROM.

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