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    Dell INSPIRON 1525 DVD Drive not working.
    « on: January 06, 2012, 12:57:13 PM »
    I have a problem with the DVD drive on my Dell Inspiron 1525.  If I put a disk in it, music or data, the computer does not recognize there is a disk there and comes up with "Please insert disc into drive E"
    Device manager tells me, "This device is working properly".
    I ran Dell diagnostics and it came up with "Error Code 0147.  Error  2000-0147.  Spindle Test Failed".

    I tried removing the DVD drive and cleaning with compressed air. But same result.

    Also, the DVD drive no longer opens by just pressing the switch. I have to put a pin in the small hole next to the switch to release it.

    Does this mean that I need a new DVD drive or is it something that can be rectified please?

    Windows Vista Home Basic
    2.00 GB RAM
    32 bit Operating System

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    Re: Dell INSPIRON 1525 DVD Drive not working.
    « Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 04:38:48 PM »
    New drive.

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      Re: Dell INSPIRON 1525 DVD Drive not working.
      « Reply #2 on: January 07, 2012, 08:13:26 AM »
      Thank you, I think. My wallet is now crying!  :'(
      Replacement DVD Drive ordered.

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        Re: Dell INSPIRON 1525 DVD Drive not working.
        « Reply #3 on: January 10, 2012, 08:28:31 AM »
        New drive fitted. Problem solved. Thank you CC.

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        Re: Dell INSPIRON 1525 DVD Drive not working.
        « Reply #4 on: January 10, 2012, 12:35:01 PM »
        ...I ran Dell diagnostics and it came up with "Error Code 0147.  Error  2000-0147.  Spindle Test Failed"...
        Seemed quite definitive, i.e Spindle Test Failed
        Diagnostics are better than I expected.
        At least you were able to get a replacement.  1525 is still a nice machine.