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« on: Monday, June 25, 2012, 15:38:48 »

Hello all you IT folks

My son managed to drop his laptop the other day (Dell Inspiron), luckily the only problem I have found with it is that the CD/DVD drawer is broken. A quick call to PC world followed, they wanted 50 + parts. I know they wont be the cheapest but even so that sounds a lot for what is probably a fairly easy job. So a couple of quick questions

Are all CD drives the same size with the same fixings etc or do I have to buy a Dell drive for a Dell laptop ?

Is it really just a couple of screws to remove the old one, then slot the new one in and screw it in or is there more to it than that ?

Thanks all
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« Reply #1 on: Monday, June 25, 2012, 15:45:31 »

Buy an external DVD drive instead, will cost about 20.
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« Reply #2 on: Monday, June 25, 2012, 15:50:18 »

Assuming the Inspiron is a 1525 (which it may not be) a replacement drive from Ebay will be about 15.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-Inspiron-1525-1526-DVD-RW-TS-L632-F104H-PT068-/330506236096?pt=UK_Computing_Drives_Storage_CD_DVD_Drives_ET&hash=item4cf3b4f0c0

Takes literally 2 minutes to fit, a few screws to remove etc, heres a guide.



Do it yourself it is very easy.
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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 09:53:42 »

Thanks JJ, looks even easier than I thought !

Its a 1545 but it looks very similar as far as the fitting goes.

A lot of the ones on eBay seem to be refurbished or used, is there any risk in buying those or is it worth spending the extra 10-15 for a brand new one ?
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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 10:20:28 »

Nah buy refurbished as theres a high liklihood it will be dropped again in the future!
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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 11:38:26 »

Nah buy refurbished as theres a high liklihood it will be dropped again in the future!

You know my son then ?  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 16:13:07 »

JJ knows him inside out... if you know what I mean Wink
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