NEC 6500 in an Evo N610c?



I’m looking to buy a Compaq Evo N610c identical to a colleague of mine. The only downfall to this machine is the lack of an NEC 6500. :slight_smile:

I don’t know if there’s a standardized connector for such drives, or if some sort of harness is available. Is this a simple swap of the OEM optical drive, or will some ‘customization’ be required? TIA.


From other threads and I’ve learned people have fit this drive into a lot of different machines. I’ve read it comes in some Dell Inspirons and it’s been put into Acers, Toshibas and Compaqs. People speak quite highly of the drive, the only complaint I recall is the tray door doesn’t look factory on some laptops.