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Dell Dimension 4600 Dvd Drive Not Working

I worked on a customer's Dell desktop a while ago and after going to the Dell-specific model site, I found that there were drive settings in the bios/configuration that needed to The issue seems to be conflict between existing SATA0 (primary drive with OS) and ANYTHING (Hard drive or CD Drive) in the primary IDE channel. Find all posts by Murf #3 February 16th, 2013, 01:59 PM IPR512 Jill Join Date: May 2006 O/S: Windows 7 64-bit Location: Tampabay area of Florida Posts: 1,998 You're Finished! Source

With two IDE channels, you should be able to see up to four IDE (PATA) drives in addition to your SATA drive(s). Theme designed by Audentio Design. Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Powered by vBulletin™ Version 4.2.3 Copyright © 2016 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. you could try here

so I reboot go into setup and turn off the SATA drive and it boots just fine. *** I read somewhere when I started figuring out what I wanted to do When I put the DVD in, the light flickers three or four times and goes out. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? Murf View Public Profile Visit Murf's homepage!

I finally just hooked the IDE drive up as a primary IDE drive and took the jumper of. So, what do you mean by "XP won't boot". I dont want to take one of those away from him. (Even though one is not working now... View our Privacy Policy here.

It is the latest version available from Dell - namely A12. Booted to BIOS, and sure enough the DVD was recognized. SUEOHIO, Sep 2, 2008 #2 bluelakewriter Thread Starter Joined: Sep 2, 2008 Messages: 2 Thanks for trying. Some say I need drivers, some say I don't.

Did you install it on the hard drive? Any words of wisdom? on its own ribbon cable to the secondary IDE port on your motherboard). TIA archer86, Sep 17, 2008 #4 Hughv Joined: Jul 22, 2006 Messages: 8,450 The necessary software should have come with your PC.

I'm itchy to open it up again to see where it is, but if I do I'll probably get divorced if I try it now. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/250161-32-drive-doesn-detect-dvds Murf View Public Profile Visit Murf's homepage! I was hoping anybody could help... He is going to freak when he gets this thing back.

so I moved over something like 50GB of data from my original drive to the new drive... this contact form I also reinstalled the 2GB of RAM and now this thing SCREAMS. Step 1 Side Panel Edit Locate the case cover latch on the back of the computer. I reinstalled the 500GB SATA hard drive and Win XP Home is loading as I type!

  • slim_xgy Expand Collapse New Member Likes Received: 0 Location: Guyana hey guys I'm currently fixing a dell dimension 4600, the owner said it's been down for some time.
  • The drive is a Samsung DVD-ROM SD-616E.
  • Worked fine...
  • The BIOS sees it and according to Dell it is exactly the drive I need!
  • I then decided to take one more shot with only one DVD drive connected instead of two.
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Someone7089 3,644 views 22:32 Loading more suggestions... uxwbill 26,467 views 10:49 "Curbled" Dell Dimension B110 - Duration: 18:51. first of all i tried switching the cables in cable select mode and setting the jumpers for master, slave and single drive. have a peek here Join our site today to ask your question.

Help out by taking, editing, or uploading new ones! I would always buy a SATA drive if there is a SATA connector available, if nothing else because sata cables are much nicer to work with and don't "clog up" the Anyway...

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Rick, you never did mention whether you were successful adding the 2nd CD/DVD drive after having successfully installed the new SATA (500 GB) and moving the (original) 80 GB IDE to No, create an account now. Same issues! iFixit: Repair Manual Official App Free – Google Play Install Select a Language: 中文 日本語 Deutsch English Español Français Italiano Nederlands Português Русский язык Türkçe Machine translation Help Translate

I really need to get this thing back to the guy so I went out and bought a 320GB IDE drive. Give the author +30 points! Reason: No company bashing. http://elliottwaveresearch.com/dell-dimension/dell-dimension-3000-dvd-drive-not-working.html If it shows in the BIOS then disconnect the ribbon cable from the motherboard where it was connected for the hard drive, and connect it to the port on the motherboard

IPR512 View Public Profile Find all posts by IPR512 Bookmarks Digg del.icio.us StumbleUpon Google « Previous Topic | Next Topic » Topic Tools Show Printable Version Email this Page Posting Rules The drive also does not recognize CDs. Now I am trying to get the 80GB Maxtor drive as slave. And again thank you very much!

Any help would be great - thanks- Justin 07-01-08,07:03 AM #10 oneofamill Banned. Sign in to make your opinion count. MetaphysicalEngineer 18,992 views 7:42 Dell Dimension 2400 with Windows 7 installed with working drivers. - Duration: 6:21. Transcript The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

He gave me his Service Tag number and I looked up how it was originally configured. Forget the CD for a moment, disconnect it.....try using the original hard drive on the secondary IDE port. i dont understand why it doesnt recognize cds to read either. I guess he was correct!

if you don't want the back story (& my similar issue) just go down to the "***" for my suggestion to your problem. Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/746396 Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? My problem is essentially along similar lines.