I am not the brightest bulb on the tree when it comes to computers, but I have done a few simple things to my unit like adding memory and changing out the old CD-RW with a CD/DVD-RW.
The latter is now worn out and I am in need of some help finding a replacement that will plug in properly.
Dell Dimension 4500
System Specs: Windows XP home edition;Version 2002
Service Pack 3
Intel( R)Pentium ® 4 CPU 1.80GHz;
179GHz 1.00 GB of RAM
The original CD-RW was a Lite-On, Model LTR-24102M,
the present worn out unit is a Pioneer DVD-RW DVR 116D.
Both of these are out of stock and unavailable as far as I can tell.
So I ordered a new
Lite-On Super AllWrite 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive - Bulk - IHAS124-04 (Black)
After I received it I found the connections on the back are completely different from my old units.
I just don't know enough to do myself any good on this, any help would be appreciated on a unit that will work with the least amount of complications. Or even a place that still has one of the Pioneers.