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Where to buy a CD/DVD drive for a Dell Dimension 3100c?


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Where to buy a CD/DVD drive for a Dell Dimension 3100c?

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My DVD drive doesn't work anymore, I believe the lasers have gone so that is why it doesn't read the discs.

However it does read CD's so I assume the laser has only gone for the DVD drive.

Does Dell sell a CD/DVD drive?

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  • Hi mboora,

    It could be issue with firmware of CD/DVD drive of your computer as well. You may check  the 'Device Manager' to check the model and make of CD/DVD by following the steps below:

    • Click on “Start” and right click on “Computer”.
    • Click on “Manage”.
    • Click on “Device Manager”.
    • Under CD/DVD ROM Devices, you will find the Optical drive listed. 

    You can provide me the model# and make of CD/DVD drive. You may also paste the screenshot of 'Device Manager' so that I can check if the firmware is available for that CD/DVD drive.

    If you are certain and want to purchase the CD/DVD drive from Dell, you may contact the Dell Spare parts and Accessories department to know the availability and pricing details. In case the system is in US, you can contact Dell spares at: http://dell.to/PlvA9D

    In case you belong to a different region, you can change your country from the drop down menu.


    Log in to website and click on ‘Contact Dell Sales’. You will get the contact information to get in touch with Dell Spare Parts and Accessories department.


    Please reply in case you have further questions.  

    Thanks and regards,
    DELL-Chinmay S
    To know more about Dell’s products, services and drivers & downloads, please go here

  • Hl-dt-st cdrw/dvd gcc4482 ata device

    Which bit is the important part when trying to buy the component?

    Ggc4482 ata device?

  • It's getting harder and harder to find parallel ATA writers (also known as EIDE), but they are still available.


  • From the UK

    Any other links?

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