broken dell disk drive

  daly666 16:14 01 Mar 2008

i have a dell inspiron 1300 and the disk drives broken, i want 2 put games from disks onto it, is there eny way?

  Technotiger 16:41 01 Mar 2008

Not much point in trying to put games on it if it is broken! What exactly do you mean by broken?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:08 01 Mar 2008

Hard disks or DVD disk drives?

  daly666 21:11 01 Mar 2008

by broken i mean it wont play pc cd rom's it will play dvds tho, and i think its dvd disk drives fruit bat

  Technotiger 21:45 01 Mar 2008

Hmm, does it play Music CD's?

It might be that the games you are trying to install are not compatible, or that the game discs are corrupt or damaged.

  daly666 00:01 02 Mar 2008

it only plays dvd disks, the games r all brand new cause i never rely played on em

  Technotiger 07:29 02 Mar 2008

What OS are you using?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:18 02 Mar 2008

If plays and reads DVDsbut not CDs then mostlikely the CD laser / alignment electonics are dead.

At less than £20 for a new DVD Re writer they are not worth repairing.

Easy enough to fit yourself - 2 cables 4 screws

  daly666 21:14 03 Mar 2008

my OS is Windows XP i think its just the lazer's scrwd

  Technotiger 10:00 04 Mar 2008

Laser k-nackered ... I think Fruit Bat /\0/\'s idea is the way to go!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:22 04 Mar 2008

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