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cd/dvd drive is missing from my system

Dell Inspiron 1525 does not see the cd/dvd drive. I can open the drive, but when closed, the drive light flashes several times and nothing happens.

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What Operating System are you running on your Dell?

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marsyoung, check your BIOS on startup. Make sure your drive is enabled.

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Got it fixed - finally read a suggestion to check that dvd drive is seated firmly in the laptop - was slightly dislodged. Thanks to all for your advice!!!!

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Power off, flip it over and remove/re-insert the drive. I've seen optical and hard drives across various brands and models where the drive will get slightly loose.

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change ur lens

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I'm not sure why you recommend changing the Lens. The fault stated is that the CD/DVD drive is not present and not that it is unable to read discs.

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Assuming that you are running Windows on your Dell, as this is a common problem, then there is a Microsoft FixIt application that usually resolves the missing DVD drive issue. Below is the link http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd...

If this does not work then there is also a registry fix, removing the upper/lower filters. This can be done by following the directions below;

''Run Command Prompt (type CMD in the Start Menu on Vista/7)

Type in "regedit" without the parrenthesis then click ok

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Then SYSTEM

Then CURRENT CONTROL SET

Then CONTROL

Then CLASS

Then find {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

The whole thing looks like this:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Then delete the upper and lower filters that appear on the right hand side.''

Hope this helps,

Wes

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Delete upper and lower filter from registry to retrieve your DVD drive from my computer.. Follow this link for more instructions.

http://www.techxure.com/2012/11/dvd-driv...

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