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I want to connect my desktop to my analogue stereo amplifier via an external dac which has optical & coax inputs only (no usb input). Will any of the audio ports on an Inspiron 3647 desktop allow me ... See more...
I want to connect my desktop to my analogue stereo amplifier via an external dac which has optical & coax inputs only (no usb input). Will any of the audio ports on an Inspiron 3647 desktop allow me to bypass the onboard dac.
Thank you again for your continuing help. I looked up the original config. via system detect which listed part # MG 945 [8xdvd+/- RW with software. It gave no other details. The current drive is So... See more...
Thank you again for your continuing help. I looked up the original config. via system detect which listed part # MG 945 [8xdvd+/- RW with software. It gave no other details. The current drive is Sony dvd+/- RW  [ DW - Q58A ATA ]device. I am unable to tell if this is the original optical drive, but it is NOT listed in the firmware upgrades on the support page. If I replaced the optical drive, could I upgrade to a SATA device which you said should not have the same problems? If so, how do I find out what drive will fit? Does  "easy to do"  still apply to a technological idiot? I have had a reply after posting as you suggested on the disk drives board, which suggests problem is most likely a driver needing updating. I will look up any other available updates. Thanks again 
Hi, I have recently bought a 2nd hand XPS M1210 running Windows 7 Ultimate. I can play music files without problem, but when playing a music cd I get sound dropouts. I have been told that this could ... See more...
Hi, I have recently bought a 2nd hand XPS M1210 running Windows 7 Ultimate. I can play music files without problem, but when playing a music cd I get sound dropouts. I have been told that this could be the read buffering. Can anyone tell me how I reset this? Please keep in mind that I am an old non-tech person, belatedly joining the 21st Century, so I will need very simple instructions. Thanks
Thanks for your reply. Laptop does have an ATA drive but Device manager shows Ultra DMA so I guess not the problem.
Hi, I have recently bought a 2nd hand XPS M1210 running Windows 7 Ultimate. I can play music files without problem, but when playing a music cd I get sound dropouts. I have been told that this could ... See more...
Hi, I have recently bought a 2nd hand XPS M1210 running Windows 7 Ultimate. I can play music files without problem, but when playing a music cd I get sound dropouts. I have been told that this could be the read buffering. Can anyone tell me how I reset this? Please keep in mind that I am an old non-tech person, belatedly joining the 21st Century, so I will need very simple instructions. Thanks