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I have a dell dimension e310. i think my 2 year old daughter did something to the dvd /cd player and it will not open. i would like to try to replace it myself but i have never opened a pc. how do i go about replacing the dvd/ cd plater and can i upgrade to two dvd palyer to be able to copy dvd, cd?? i know very little about computers. thanks.


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Most CD unit have a small pin hold where the cd table comes out, stick a paper clip in and see if the door opens, there may be a jamed cd in there. To change, unplug machine, remove covers, first install what you have such as one dvd r/w or a CD rw/DVD reader. from back unplug power plug, only goes one way, your data cable, keyed only goes on one way, and possible speaker audio wire. scres on side, or clips that hold cd unit in machine, Some pull out from front and others from rear. Check settings on back of old CD R/w as to s (slave) or M (master. set new to same configuration. install, reattach wires - power - data and sound, install screws or clamp. plug power in and reboot. Machine XP or Vista should find new unit. Some replacment DVD/Cd units come with drivers. install if needed. Easy repair, don't worrry. Good luck. Anouth tip if CD is locked in old machine, turn upside down and try to open CD, sometimes the lodged CD falls in place.
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