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One of my disc drives on my Dell Dimension 8400 is stuck open. i have a Lite on Model LTN-486S that i took out of a Dell Dimension 4800 that was broken. is it compatible with mine?

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Hi,

Here are the simple information that you need to know.

First check the Optical drive if it is an IDE device, check on the back of the drive and you should see many pins for the connector, here is what it look like, if it is then it is compatible to your Dell 8400, as these computer uses IDE for optical drive. If you want to know how to install your optical drive to your 8400, here is the link that can help you with step by step and visual instruction.

I hope this will be able to help you.

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Should work fine. Only issue you may run into is getting the cable settings (master / slave) set up so everything shows up. Most likely if you're replacing an existing one you can get away with just setting the new drive to cable select or what the previous drive was set to though.

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