I want to replace the standard CD/DVD combo drive in my D630. I bought a Lite-On from New Egg but it doesn’t fit it is to small. Can someone recommend a non Dell drive that will work.
McFly!!! Anyone got any advice?
Yes. Here’s some advice:
- Use a thread title that actually conveys some information about your problem. We all ‘Need some help’.
- Lite-On makes many drive models. NewEgg sells quite a few of them. AFAIK most users of this forum just ain’t psychic enough to know which model you bought. If it’s ‘too small’ did you perhaps buy a ‘slim type’?
My apologies here is the model SLIM DVD BURN|LITE-ON DS-8A1P-021. I purchased this model because I thought it would work in laptops specifically my D630. But apparently not.
It’s a good idea to examine both drives more closely.
Think your “dell” burner has some kind of additional casing that has to be mounted on your Litey.
Check the back of drives and you’ll see.
Keep us posted.
Yeah I looked at that and tried to take it off but don’t think it is gonna happen. After some more looking and research I found that Dell is Small Form Factor and the Lite-On is Slimline.
Its most probably just a game with words from dells side… (Small form factor in computer technology is something complete different, AFAIK.)
All standard slimdrives are Â½’’ high and with same outher size and shape. (Some Sony laptops use smaller only 9mm high drives though.)
Hope you own some really small screwdrivers for the task.
I got the tools will attempt surgery tonight.
Well surgery went well and the Litey is resting comfortably in the Dell. All it took was a hacksaw and some duct tape.