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Need Replacement DVD/CD Optical Drive for Dell Inspiron 8600

Q: Need Replacement DVD/CD Optical Drive for Dell Inspiron 8600

The DVD/CD optical drive in my Inspiron 8600 is starting to go intermittantly bad on me and I'm looking for a replacement/upgrade. Dell wants $100 for a REFURBISHED replacement. I'd like to get an upgraded drive (DVD/CD burner with Blueray), but am unsure as to what specs to look for. Newegg/Amazon/Tiger Direct/etc... have several to choose from, but I don't want to buy unless I'm relatively sure it'll work/fit in my laptop. Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

The existing drive is a Hitachi U5251, 24X CDRW/DVD HLDS DMOD.

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A: Need Replacement DVD/CD Optical Drive for Dell Inspiron 8600

I think any slim DVD drive will fit as long as it's the correct format (IDE or SATA). You could also check
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A:Dell Inspiron 8600 hard drive swap

you went to "add hardware"?? did you try to install via just double clicking the downloaded driver?
double and trebble check its correct driver first
try to install via safe mode f8 omn start up to enter safe mode
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A:No Optical Drive / Lag (Dell Inspiron)

So sorry, I misread the model.
This laptop is a Dell Inspiron 15-3531.
Here is a picture of the side where the optical drive "slot" is.
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A:Slow Dell Inspiron 8600

Hi BillVan58,

If you still need help please post a fresh HijackThis log and I'll be happy to look at it for you.

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A:Dell Inspiron 8600 problems.

This seems like a question for Dell. How old is this machine?
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Any HD with a ATA-6 interface would work with you're laptop, heres a link with all ATA-6 specific HDDs.
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A:Need inverter part # for Dell Inspiron 8600

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have you looked in device manager to see what the wireless network adapter shows ? does it have a yellow question mark or exclamation mark by it if it is at all listed? apparently you see the wireless utility showing its connected does the wirelss router have wep encryption and you still need to setup the connection with the wep key??? or do you have zonealarm firewall ? if so disable zonealarm?

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A:Incessant 4 orange and 1 green blinking lights on Dell Inspiron 8600

do you use it with the battery portable - or always plugged in ?
does it work without the battery installed - some machines will and some wont

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Did you try to install any of the hard drives they sent you?
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Have you tried finding updated driver files from the manufacturer website? Perhaps instead of relying on Windows' built in stuff, a newly installed version might force it to shut its mouth. I'm not exactly sure what else you can do.
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We would suggest you to try these steps,
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A:Options for improving the performance of inspiron 8600?

Personally, I prefer to keep my OS and user-created data on separate partitions. It makes backing up user data much easier. I have never used Documents and Settings or My Documents for anything. My things are on D, a separate partition.

If your screen is blanking occasionally, I wouldn't put another dime into it; but, if you are set on getting it working better, here goes:
#1 That's the best idea if you suspect most of the sluggishness is due to malware.
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A:dvd drive on Dell Inspiron 1520

Thank you for writing to the Dell Community Forum.
I would recommend you to reseat the Optical Drive as it could be a connection issue. Please follow the instructions from page 54 of the service manual from the link below to reseat the optical drive:
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