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replaceing a dvd burner

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by newguy485, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. newguy485

    newguy485 Member

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    i have a HP pc and i ripped the tray off my dvd burner. how easy are they to replace? how do i know the mounts will line if i buy a replacement? antd whats a good replacement i really only use it to burn dvds i dont ever use the dual layer either
     
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    attar Senior member

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    If it's a laptop, get an external burner that plugs into the USB port.
    If it's a tower, they're a standard size and will fit ok.
    I use LG - Samsung and Pioneer are good brands too.
     
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    also make certain the new drive has same interface(ide or sata) as the old drive.
     
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    whats the difference between those two? and how do i find out what mine is?
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    take old drive with you so can get correct drive.
     
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    i plan on ordering it from newegg
     
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    Is it a tower or a laptop? what it the model number?

    Or

    remove the drive to find a part/serial/model number, search newegg for that number.
     

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