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Old 01-30-2013, 10:37 AM   #1
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I've upgraded several D830 laptops to Win7. After doing so, the DVD drive will not recoginize that there is a CD/DVD in the drive. It does not spin when I put it in and if I try to click on the DVD icon in My Computer, it ejects and asks 'to insert media'. Any thoughts?
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Turns out the first 3 on the cart of 20 had bad cd drives. The rest worked fine.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:03 PM   #3
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I don't have much of an Idea but it looks like a old model so maybe Win7 is a bit "Faulty" on the motherboard

P.s don't take my word for it
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:18 PM   #4
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Nah that wouldn't be the problem if the rest of them installed ok.
However that model is discontinued by Dell so I'd be thinking about how to do a mass transfer of the data off them in case the company gets a wild hair to upgrade.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:57 PM   #5
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Ya, it's just bad hardware. I work for a school system - the one and only IT Guy - so I know the students handle stuff to rough. There is no data on them that needs saved, plus there are no plans to upgrade
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I was aiming the first sentence at gamer for life.
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And I was agreeing with u. LOL
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