Kaithoy523......Don't be kidding him like that, he probably doesn't know that it is unlawful to do that.
Jimmyplexed.........Just buy a 3500(or oem 3500) or a 1620 (or oem1620) and a good DVD-rom drive and don't be reading the forums untill they are at your house.
The front panel on your Dell pops right off and one screw holds the cd drive in place (the other 2 you see that look like they are not screwed in all the way are position holders. Take the cd drive out. put both your new burner and DVD-rom on cable select, slide them into the case and put one screw in each. hook up your IDE cable to both, plug in the power to each, pop the plastic case front back on and rip from the DVD-rom drive and burn to the burner. Don't worry with firmwares, with what you want it won't make any differance.
This is better than the Sunday funnies!!!!!!!!!!!!