I am hoping you guys can help me.
My wife teaches special needs children and she uses a program called Boardmaker which enables her to creates books and pictures so her students can communicate. The copy we have of Boardmaker is a burned copy on a CD-R. The program requires that the CD be in the drive in order to run.
I just bought her a new Dell E1405 for Xmas that came with a TS-632D DVD+/-RW drive. Unfortunately the CD-R copy we have won’t play on this drive.
It works fine on her old Dell 600M with a Dell OEM C3284-A00 DVD+/-RW Drive and it works fine on my Dell 700M with a Philips CDD5263 DVD-ROM Drive. It also plays fine on my 3 yr old desktop DVD-ROM drive.
I am going to buy her a new drive on Ebay because she uses this program constantly. I could buy a new version of the software but its $300 and I’m afraid even the original CD might not work on this new drive.
The models on Ebay for her laptop are the NEC ND-6100X, NEC ND-6500X, Philips SDVD8820 and a SBW-242 DVD-ROM only drive.
I’d like to have to have a burner, but most importantly I need something that will play this CD-R with this program on it.
Based on what it will play on and what it now won’t can you guys make any educated guesses on which would be the best model to get?
I really appreciate your help.