when the sony dvd drive on my inspiron 6000 died, i decided to take the consensus recommendation and replace it with a nec nd6500. everything seemed to go well EXCEPT:
1.) the inspiron insists that the dvd drive is still a sony
2.) while the nec handles dvd’s beautifully under its assumed name, it will have nothing to do with cds.
i’m very much a novice at all this. i was willing to update the drive’s firmware, but that is impossible since the inspiron refuses to see the nec drive.