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Laptop CD/DVD Drive Query...

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by kelvin, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. kelvin

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    I've had an "incident" with my laptop which has resulted in a broken DVD/CD-RW drive :( :(

    Looking around for replacements, it appears that a number are labelled as "Toshiba/Dell/HP etc. Replacement Drive" which is worrying me a little as mine is an unbranded model around 3 years old.

    Are laptop drives generic like their desktop equivalents? Or are they completely brand specific?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated...

    Kelvin.
     
  2. Kramer

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    The drives themselves tend to be generic. However , the casing is specific to the laptop.

    Basically you should be able to swap just the drive itself if the housing/casing is physically OK. Requires minimal DIY skills :D

    Best of luck with it.

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    Thanks for the response Kramer - much appreciated :)

    I managed to restore power to the drive today but the bios is still refusing to recognise anything there - a new drive is definitely in order I think!

    I may be in luck in that the same laptops are used by my fathers company - i'm going to pop in tomorrow in the hope of them having a few "spares" machines lying around ;) Hopefully the swap will go smoothly and there won't be any ancillary damage internally :rolleyes:

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