Problem solved

After trying several things with the external dvd drive that did not work I got brave enough to pull the side of my computer. It had extra cables so I took the Sony DWQ120A out of the enclosure and using the instructions from HP managed to install it in the computer. So far it seems to work right, guess that makes me a 69 year old geek. Really enjoy this forum and after hours forum proves your never too old to learn new tricks. :slight_smile:

woot congratulations :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

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