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Problem CD rom keeps dropping

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by Brimorton116, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. Brimorton116

    Brimorton116 Member

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    I have a old system, Dell 3000 running XP and a Samsung CD rom, the rom keeps dropping from my device manager

    Any suggestions

    Thank you

    Dan
     
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    external? try another usb if you have one - faulty wire?
     
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    Hi mahlemuts

    Its not external , its off and on, i just checked and its showing again
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    which inspirion 3000 series as they go from 11" to 15"? cd drive or dvd burner which I think it is?
     
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    I dont know how to find the Inspirion number , the room is Samsung DVD-rom DVD61 E
     
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    check on bottom side of laptop.
     
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    The only info i can find is

    service tag 2LTX661
    EXPRESS SERVICE CODE 5673610873
     
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    It is not showing again, could the rom drive be broken ?
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    you have a dell dimension 3000 desktop computer. http://downloads.dell.com/manuals/a...ktops/dimension-3000_owner's manual_en-us.pdf
    that manual I linked does not show any sata data connectors on the motherboard which is a problem for you as all optical drives are now sata not ide as your current drives are. check to see if any of your local computer stores might have an ide dvd drive still in stock but don't count on it.
     
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    I am confused, i have had this computer for a year and never had a problem with the ROM , it just started acting up
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    that computer is about 7 plus yrs old because of xp, ide connectors with no sata, Pentium 4 type cpu & a dvd rom drive as the now standard optical drive is a dvd rw. how much did you pay for that computer?
     
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    $ 50 , the ROM is showing up now but wont read the DVD
     
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    unless you can find a new ide dvd drive then get an external usb optical drive.
     
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    Thanks ddp

    I never even knew they existed , i think its time for a new system anyway
     
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    didn't know what existed?
     
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    External usb optical drive
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    been around for a few years especially as computer manufacturers don't always put an internal optical drive into new laptops & maybe desktops. desktops can still have an internal optical put in but some laptop are not design to have 1 put in so that is where an external comes in.
     
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    They are making a come back, blu ray players are getting big again with the streaming option
     
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    not internally for laptops.
     

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