Universal Internal Optical Drive for laptops

September 11, 2010 at 16:52:33
Specs: Windows 7
Are the majority of internal laptop optical drives compatible with most laptop computers? I would like to know in case I can buy a cheaper DVD/CD-RW drive than the one originally included with the computer.

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#1
September 11, 2010 at 18:20:21
I have had to remove/re-use screw-on adaptors and side brackets in order to fit some "Off-the-shelf" replacement slimline optic drives. Occasionally the front plate does not fit in the case slot. You haven't given details of the brand/model you have.

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#2
September 11, 2010 at 19:31:59
He's asking about laptop drives, not desktop.

Laptop drives are mostly proprietary to the manufacturer. They are not interchangeable.


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#3
September 11, 2010 at 22:17:12
Actually if you take the drive out you will find a part number on there. If you buy an identiacal drive, regardless of what Laptop it came out of, you can swap over the front fascia plate and any brackets.


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