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Windows 7: CD/DVD drive not showing up

04 Jun 2012   #11
ravinderthakur9

windows xp profwssional x32
 
 

Is the issue fixed now?


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04 Jun 2012   #12
jmanwithplan

Window 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yes, it's fixed. I'm sure a lot of other people might have this problem, and I haven't seen this fix described anywhere else.
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07 Jun 2012   #13
ravinderthakur9

windows xp profwssional x32
 
 

Good to hear that ur issue is fixed...........CONGO
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08 May 2013   #14
MrTom04

7 Pro 32bit
 
 

I too have an Inspiron One 2305 and the DVD drive is just gone. Not in the BIOS, not in Windows, and can't boot anything from it. I took the back panel off and found that the SATA power connecter, the lower cable, is very loose and has a VERY poor connection to the drive. Moving it around and wedging a piece of paper inside to force it to be more snug has fixed the issue.

The drive is now visible in the BIOS and Windows. If anyone wants to give it a try, there's only 2 screws to remove from the bottom and the whole back panel slides upward.
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