Hello I currently have a Dell Pentium 4 Desktop Windows XP Service Pack 3,PC..specs are Dell 5150 Pentium 4, CPU 3.00GHz, 2.99GHz, 2Gb RAM, hard drive is 160Gb, external draive is 320Gb.....a similar link is hereclick here
I've had this pc since jan 2006, it does a decent job...only prob it does not have a DVD burner..as it only burns cds...now i want to burn dvds...and i just need advice on getting an internal dvd burner..and I just would like to confirm that my PC will be able to use an internal dvd burner....and the easiest way to do this...i upgraded my RAM myself from 1gb to 2gb..this was a doddle and so easy..but changing the cd drive..i'm not sure. Well i'd like a few links on how to do this and also whether this will work for my desktop pc......as much help/advice as possiblw would be much appreciated. thanks Jules
Remove the power cable and remove the side panels on the case, remove the screws or on some dell there is a slide out bracket on the side of cd drive and remove the cables from the back and remove the drive from the front of the case.
Check the jumper setting on the old drive if set to master or cable select, and set new drive the same
Install new drive and reconnect the cables, restart the computer and windows will load the driver for the new drive
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