Dell Laptop

By sills18
Sep 25, 2006
  1. I have a Dell Inspiron 9300 and I was wondering why when sometimes I start it up and go to My Computer, It does not even see that i have a cd drive?
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    Could have a bad connection. Or could be the board is going bad.
  3. sills18

    sills18 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    It shouldn't be the mother board..I just got it a year ago
  4. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    That cd drive is probably a DVD writer and it may need a firmware update.
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    In a perfect world a motherboard would never go bad because it doesn't have moving parts. But in reality they do die.

    I don't think there is much advice to give here. You can try running an entire OS off of it and see if it works all the time.
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