20 Most Recent Dell Insprion 4F778 (4F779) DVD Drive Questions & Answers

Replace it with a new unit, or if you are clever enough remove / dismantle it and clean the optical reader with cotton bud / tissue, usually fixes them.

Dell Insprion... | Answered on Jan 07, 2010

It depends upon what type of data you want to copy onto a CD or DVD.
If you want to copy and play music in a CD player then it needs to be on a CD disc.
If you want to copy and play movie DVDs in a DVD player then it needs to be on a DVD disc.
If you want to backup data files then it can be on either CD or DVD discs (depending upon the amount of data to be stored on the disc - CD holds 700 Mb, single layer DVD holds 4.7 Gb, and dual layer DVD holds 8.5 Gb of data).
A DVD player can read both CDs and DVDs, but a CD player cannot read DVD discs.

Dell Insprion... | Answered on Dec 30, 2009

Possibly incorrect battery installation

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Nov 19, 2020

It would apear you have either an optical drive issue or system board failure.
If you changed anything before this issue, change it back.

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Nov 18, 2020

Hard drive is failing or has failed.
Replace the hard drive.

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Nov 13, 2020

The error code 062-380 indicates that there is an issue with the scanner. ... The scan can also fail if the memory available for holding the document is not sufficient. Try lowering the scanning resolution and then carry out a scan function. Ensure that the Ethernet or USB cord is plugged into the printer properly.

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Nov 05, 2020

Restart the laptop and after the dell logo appears then disappears press the f8 key repeatedly until you see the "Advanced Boot Options" menu. Then highlight "Repair your computer" and press enter.

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Oct 26, 2020

Try reinstalling both the Intel and AMD drivers. Then run the ePSA/Diagnostics test again to confirm if the same error code comes up.

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Oct 08, 2020


Dell Computers &... | Answered on Oct 02, 2020

I did not use compresed air. I actually opened up the fan -- its accessible from under the keyboard and there was a ton of dust that was matted down on the cooling fins (looked like the lint screen in the dryer). I cleaned it out and all works well again.

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Sep 28, 2020

First thing to do is make sure all the RAM and other connections are good and try again. IF the issue persists, take things out, remove everything but the monitor and see if you can see the POST screen, then power it off and put in the RAM and try again, then do the hard disk etc, You may be able to narrow it down that way.

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Sep 27, 2020

first post what PC you own. or ask dell.com

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Sep 16, 2020

answer above,. full. read it , or ask at Dell.com

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Sep 09, 2020

replace the RTC coin cell batter if over 5- 7 years. old. It is that old, so...
test the HDD fully .
using a smart test app.
data is a whole other matter
plug the hdd into a HDD docking bay (buy one)
it uses USB port.
the pull the data off using any other windows based computer that works.

works if lucky bad HDD have bad sectors now and now data is corrupted, the amount of uncorrupted data is not known by anyone on earth , only you, know that doing the work stated. looking and trying to copy data. can work and millions have every day. www.

it's like saying my house was flooded, in a hurricane.
what things in my home my be still good.?
answer only you can look and see.

that is why others asked can not answer any question like that. dell or any other person sitting in a text box 12,000 miles away.
the cure is new hDD, new OS loaded.
data recovery is process endlessly discussed in vast places on earth, google finds millions.

42million hits. today.


good luck finding data. if the motor is dead there will be no data.

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Aug 23, 2020

2000- 0334 is video card error.pls re install it, set bios default

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Aug 11, 2020

What color(s) is (are) the blinking light? Is the blink a simple on/off or is there a pattern to the blinks (long/short)? Do any other lights come on and blink? (These could be on the keyboard or the battery health indicator LED.)

If the light that is blinking amber or orange indicates that the system has failed the Power On Self-Test (POST). If the blinking light is white, the system is in sleep mode. Try disconnecting the power adapter. Take out the battery and remove all external peripherals. Press and hold the power button for 20-30 seconds to discharge the system's capacitors. Try to restart the machine with only the battery and AC adapter. Did the behavior change?

You can remove memory and the hard drive to check if those are causing a POST failure. Reinstall one memory stick at a time if you have a pair or more. If you can get to the Dell splash screen, try pressing F12 to launch the diagnostics. (You may have to press the key repeatedly starting from a cold boot.)

If the blinking light is alternating orange and white, then you could have a problem with the motherboard, battery or AC charging system. Since you believe that the battery and adapter are OK, then the problem would likely be the motherboard has been damaged. The damage could be at the connection for the charger or somewhere else.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Aug 06, 2020

To reset Windows 7 password with Spower Windows Password Reset, just follow the steps below:
Step 1: Download Spower Windows Password Reset Professional (trial version) and install it in an accessible windows. Spower Windows Password Reset Professional can be installed in windows 2000/xp/2003/vista/7/8/10/2008/2012/2016.
Step 2: Create a Windows password reset disk. You can use Spower Windows Password Reset to create a bootable CD/DVD or USB disk.
Step 3: Set the locked computer to boot from CD/DVD or USB drive.
Step 4: Boot the locked computer from Windows password reset disk.
Plug in Windows password reset disk to the locked computer, and restart it. Wait for a few seconds, Spower Windows Password reset program will start and ready for you.
Step 5: Reset forgotten Windows 7 password with Spower Windows password reset program.
When the Spower Windows password reset program is ready, do the steps below to reset windows 7 admin password:

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Jul 08, 2020

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