is it easy to fit new dvd to gx 280

  nonowtatall 17:08 18 Sep 2008

i have got a dell optiplex GX 280 its not like a normal pc tower case and it has only got a CD rom in it will it take a dvd writer or reader or a dual type and how do i get into the casing will it be similar to a standard tower

  mrwoowoo 19:38 18 Sep 2008

Seems easy enough.
click here

  nonowtatall 21:51 23 Sep 2008

thanks mrwoowoo I followed the instructions it was dead easy but when i run the computer the dvd will not play it says no disc i checked the system and it shows a dvd samsung as is what i have it plays cd rom but not dvd rom or even dvd movies
what do you thnk the problem is

  mrwoowoo 22:06 23 Sep 2008

It sounds as if the DVD pickup head may have either failed of lost alignment.
Is it a new unit? Maybe get in touch with the supplier and see if they will change it.
Have you tried different makes/types of DVD's incase it's a bit picky.
Maybe a firmware upgrade could sort it out if you know the make of the DVD writer.

  nonowtatall 22:22 23 Sep 2008

thanks again mrwoowoo it is a samsung but not brand new it came from a friends computer and was working when he took it out it is not a writer just a dvd rom

  mrwoowoo 00:30 24 Sep 2008

The first thing i would do is to go to Control panel>system>device manager>DVD/CD rom drives and note the make and number of it.
Then go to Samsungs website (support) and look for a firmware upgrade.
If you can't find one,post back the name,e.g Samsung DRW-2014LT. and maybe we can track one down.

  nonowtatall 20:31 24 Sep 2008

thanks mrwoowoo I bit the bullit and bought a new dvd rom they are quite cheap installed it and it is working perfectly so as they say JOB DONE

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