Have Dell Inspiron 6000 - copy/burn a lot of opera and movies - bought new Optiarc 7530B (how come it’s not listed in your column?) to replace a supposedly “new” 6650 that was really not new (but that’s another story) and now the drive seems to be working perfectly - BUT
Although the computer says “howdy,” the BIOS at start-up does not recognize it in the boot-up. Is this something I need to repair - or worry about at all?
As to the 6650 - I bought it on eBay - labeled "new DVD burner for Inspiron 6000. When the drive came somebody up the line had pasted 1x3-inch labels over the factory labels and crossed out serial number and manufacture data! Hmm! Me thinks this is NOT a new unit! The seller denies any wrong-doing, but I’ve filed a complaint with eBay. What new product comes with serial and manufacture date blacked out? Umm. . . .