Screwdriver for removing Dell dimension 3000 casing
I have just bought a replacement DVD drive for a Dell Dimension 3000 desktop but when I went to remove the casing the screws holding the casing looked like rivets, upon further inspection I discovered they have very small square holes in the centre,do you by any chance know which kind of screwdriver is required as I have been al round the local hardware shops with no luck and have assorted tool kits for laptops and desktops but nothing that fits this model, I would be very grateful if you could enlighten me as it's driving me crackers, cheers, Paul.
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The jumper settings on the rear of the DVD drive; set the jumpers to "cable select" mode (if you are uncertain how to set the jumpers, check the documentation that came with your drive or look for a diagram printed on the drive itself). Insert your DVD drive into the selected drive bay and connect the IDE and power cables. Use the screws that came packaged with the drive to secure the component to the drive bay.
It is not difficult to change cd/dvd drive. Open cpu cabinet. Then remove icd cable and power cable from cd/dvd drive. Then remove screws of old cd/dvd drive. Then you can pull it from cabinet from front side. Then put your new cd/dvd drive into it's position then lock it with screws. Then connect ide cable from motherboard and power cable to drive. Then you can use it. If you connect to drive with 1 ide cable means if you connect harddrive and cd/dvd drive with 1 cable then set harddrive as master and cd/dvd rom as slave you can set it slave with jumper settings. It is in back side of cd/dvd drive. There is instruction how to slave it with jumper. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.
Make sure you have any and all Windows 7 updates from Microsoft, along with any updates for your DVD drive for use with Windows 7. Some components work fine using Vista SP2 drivers, but some will need an update to work with Windows 7.
This Microsoft site might help verify if your DVD drive is compatible with Windows 7:
Unfortunately optical drives do have a short life span, you can buy a replacement from newegg.com so cheaply these days its not worth messing with the old one.
I have just bought a DVD-RW dual layer OEM (so I had the burning software with it) for a new build I am doing for $28 plus delivery.