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Help with Vostro 1500. Optical drive not showing.

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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
All was fine last night when I shut the laptop down as I had been using the DVD drive, but when I booted it up today the drive is no longer showing under my computer or device manager, the eject button doesnt work either, its just like its no longer there! Any ideas guys?
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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
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Try a system restore, although not ejecting does sound a little hardware'ish. You using Windoze XP...?
banned#2
Was it a cold reboot or out of hibination?

Try a cold reboot and then check system devices in control panel to see if it shows up. If it doesnt, check the connections if accessible. If that fails, call Dell !!!!

(Cant see the point of a system restore!)
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Shambles;1652161
Try a system restore, although not ejecting does sound a little hardware'ish. You using Windoze XP...?

tried a system restore as I had installed windows updates night before just icase there was a conflict. And the os is vista.

guv;1652204
Was it a cold reboot or out of hibination?

Try a cold reboot and then check system devices in control panel to see if it shows up. If it doesnt, check the connections if accessible. If that fails, call Dell !!!!

(Cant see the point of a system restore!)

From a cold reboot, removed drive and pushed it back in to make sure it wasnt that still not showing under device manager.

Anyone have a freephone number for Dell support?
banned#4
01344 373727

saynoto0870.co.uk is your friend!

no freephone numbers though

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