What do you mean by “doesn’t work”? From the looks of things the external drives I’ve been looking at are both cheaper and from more reputable brands, so I figure it’s a win-win that way. Hi, My brother’s ‘s dvd rom drive keeps ruining dvds The item may be a factory second or a new, unused item with defects or irregularities. An external drive sort of defeats the purpose of having a laptop. My dvd drive stopped working as well, and I thought it was a software issue. Thanks, I will be sure to check.

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DVD drive not working. I am able to read DVDs now. Write down any error messages. If the software doing the burning is not giving you any errors, it is difficult to figure out why the data is not readable later.

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It used to burn stuff properly, that’s the funny thing That chart is really helpful. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as dell inspiron 1501 dvd type.

I think it is flakey, and gets stuck, and maybe taking it out and rebooting the system my reset it. My dvd drive stopped working as well, and I thought it was a software issue.


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At first it would take a very dell inspiron 1501 dvd time to read discs, sometimes CDs but mostly it seemed to have problems with DVDs. Ratings and Reviews Write a review.

I rarely use the Dvd on mu laptop, but now that it works like a champ, more Redbox rentals foe me on the road. Here are some dell inspiron 1501 dvd. My brother’s ‘s dvd rom drive keeps ruining dvds There are “portable” type drives that run off USB power only.

Hi Osprey4, thanks for responding! Easy to Install I’m very pleased. My apologies, I should have clarified myself better before.

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Just one ring a quarter inch from the center does sound a little odd. Ok, if the drive is not even opening, then I would guess it’s time to replace the thing.

Windows still recognizes its presence but it won’t eject from the computer, and it doesn’t do its usual spins on start-up. The burnt portion of a disk usually extends all the way from the center dell inspiron 1501 dvd the disk to however much of the disk area is required to hold all the data that was burnt dell inspiron 1501 dvd it which may be all the way to the rim of the disk. New or Like New condition – In grade A condition or better – Usually pulled from a brand new computer – If not happy with condition or anything else, we offer hassle-free returns and provide prepaid return shipping label within the USA.


The portable ones are slow and just sort of cheap.

dell inspiron 1501 dvd Could you let me know when you get the chance, thanks. Inspkron is why I was curious to see if you had done what the other person had suggested in the previous post?

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Can you read the DVD in any other computer? Is there something I can do? Slim Portable USB 2. Dell Driver and Download Check consistently claims there are newer Driver to be installed. Show More Show Less.

Yes, you edll be able to boot from an external DVD drive, but just to be sure, check when you get the new drive. I tried updating with the latest drivers but that did not help.