Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop Computer ?

I bought an inspiron 531 , about 18 months ago, it has a - PBDS DVD+RW DH-16WIS SCSI cdrom device, which has now burnt out, I have purched another burner but I find it is a SATA, is this compatable with my dell I have a dell Inspiron 531 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 x2 dual core processor 5600+(2CPUs) 2.9GHz

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Do the cables from the old drive match up with the new one? If so and they connect then, yes its compatible.
Since you say it was listed as SCSI then yes SATA will work for you.
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