Swapping CD drive for DVD

  heartsfanno1 09:57 23 Feb 2009

Hi i've given up on trying to fix my Dell dimension 5150 and I'm going to get an ex work PC but the only problem is that it only has a CD rom drive. So this may sound like a stupid question but will I be able to swap my DVD drive from my old computer and put it on the Dell OptiPlex GX280?

thanks for any help

  MAJ 10:04 23 Feb 2009


  MAJ 10:08 23 Feb 2009

BTW, What's wrong with the Dimension 5150 that you can't fix it?

  heartsfanno1 10:30 23 Feb 2009

Its not powering up. Theres a flashing amber light when you hold the power button and the motherboard light comes on but nothing else. I was told it was the PSU but I changed that and the same thing happened so I took it into to a computer shop. The guy there thought it was the motherboard that was at fault but as dell motherboards can be quite expensive I thought it would be cheaper buying a new comp as its only £50 and even if I get a year out of it i'll be happy.


  T0SH 12:24 23 Feb 2009

Info on meanings of the Dell Diagnostic lights here

click here

Cheers HC

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