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CD Rom drawers do not open or close, drive belts have popped out

\015 I have tried several Radio Shack stores and several Computer stores, and have been unable to find these tiny little drive belts. In calling Dell Tech Support for this product, they do not sell this component separately.\015\012\015\012The computer does not recognize a disk in the CD/DVD drawers. \015\012\015\012Now where do I find the drive belts? Hate to have to purchase 2 complete CD/DVD systems for my Desktop.\015

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Unfortunatly, these belts are not availible for consumer purchase and, most service centers will just replace the entire device. i have used regular rubber bands that are identical in size to run many rom drives. this method seems to work just fine.

Its very unfortunate when these original belts break and, there is no replacment belt on the market. the only option is to purchae a store bought rubber band that matches the same size as the broken original band. this will work.
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