Dell Inspiron 2200 failed DVD/CDRW drive

Hi, I need a compatible optical replacement for this laptop and was hoping the SONY DW Q520A would be it.

It’s to replace the original [Samsung?] TSST TS-L462C 24x slim combo the Dell laptop came with.

If anyone can suggest a suitable drive or can give the thumbs up for the Sony I’d be very grateful. Also, if there are obvious pitfalls or procedures to follow in order to get the new drive to work with the Dell (Windows XP Pro), I’d be ultra thankful.

Ta.

Please see the thread below for additional background information.

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?p=1544653#post1544653

Just as well I didn’t wait for advice before acting on this one. Else I’d still be exactly where I was before: in the doodoo. :wink: