How do i get my external hp dvdwriter 1040r to work on my dell

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#1

:asomebody plz help me , dont tell me i wasted money on a burner i cant use,


#2

[QUOTE=mondeezy;2632989]:asomebody plz help me , dont tell me i wasted money on a burner i cant use,[/QUOTE]

how about more info? Like firmware of the burner and is it up to date and what kinda dell are you talking about??? You gave some info but not alot to go on.


#3

Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

As coolcolors said, we need more info - what model Dell do you have? Desktop or laptop?

If the drive is USB, your Dell should pick it right up, I have 2 external DVD drives hooked up to my own Dell desktop just fine.

Is there power going to the DVD drive? Does it eject?

Have you looked in Windows Device Manager to see if there are any yellow exclamation marks?

Guessing you’re using Windows, of course. :wink: