Released online on January 16, 2009, the Inspiron 1545 is a 15.6" budget PC laptop available with 3 or 4 GB of RAM. It succeeded the Inspiron 1525.

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Why is my CD/DVD drive not working?

Whenever a put in a CD or DVD into my computer it does not read the disk. It makes a whirling sound like it is starting to read the disk but after a few seconds stops and does nothing.

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It's possible that the CD or DVD that you put in is damaged itself, and your drive is fine. Have you tried using the same CD's/DVD's in any other devices, such as a DVD player? If the disk also does not work for the other device, then something is probably wrong with the disk. If the disk does work in a different device, however, then something is wrong with your laptop's optical drive. Please reference the following link if this is the case. Dell Inspiron 1545 Troubleshooting

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