How to Insert a CD Into a Dell Home Computer Desktop Tower

Turn your Dell system into a home stereo system by playing your favorite CDs. Your Dell home computer desktop tower has a CD drive, which allows you to install software, play music and backup data. If your CD drive is also a CD writer, create your own music compilations or photo slideshow disk. Dell desktop tower systems allow you to insert all CD formats, such as CD, CD-ROM, CD+R, CD-R, CD+RW and CD-RW.

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Insert CDs into your Dell system for music, software and more.

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Press the power button on the front of your Dell system to turn it on.

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Wait until your desktop is fully loaded. All icons will be listed, and the hourglass icon will turn into your normal mouse arrow icon.

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Press the small rectangular "Eject" button directly below your Dell's CD drive. The drive looks like a wide, slim rectangle, roughly the size of CD case. The exact location varies based upon your Dell model.

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Insert your CD, label-side up, into the CD tray.

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Press the "Eject" button again or gently press the end of the CD tray until it starts to slide back into your tower.