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Can non Dell DVD burners be fitted in Dell Tower


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barnie1528

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Sorry if this thread is in the wrong place. My niece has a Dell desktop that is 2 1/2 years old. The DVD burner, in spite of all the usual checks, is not working. I thought I could buy any standard size DVD burner of any make and fit same in slot. However my 19yr old nephew reckons that not all makes will fit. Can anyone advise before I make a purchase and am stuck with it because it doesn't fit.
Many thanks for any help given
PS. I am aware it is a SATA.
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It'll be fine.
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Hi barnie1528.

It'll be fine.


I would like to elaborate on Neil's comment by backing up my opinion...

I have worked with several Dell PCs in a home and business environment and can honestly say that I have never seen a DVD/CD drive not fit just because a system is a Dell. DVD/CD drives are pretty universal... I don't see an issue.

Out of curiosity, what model of Dell are you using?
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Hi Facedown98 and Neil,

Thank you very much for taking the time not only to read my post, but to spend your valuable time in putting the effort in to reply.
My neice lives 140 miles away, and I didn't take note of the actual Dell model. However it looks a pretty standard tower and not unlike my own Dimension 9100. I have, as a result of your posts, recontacted my nephew and asked him to think back (this issue began about 18mths ago and has never been addressed until now!). I have now established that he thinks the issue was a different connection and nothing to do with size. Well he is 19yrs - isn't it just typical. So I will press ahead and order a new SATA burner. What can I say other than thanks again for your help.
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No problem, glad we were able to assist you!

If you have any questions please let us know :)

Good luck! :)
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