Replace NEC ND5100A burner



I want to replace a dead NEC ND5100A burner which is installed in my Dell 8600 laptop .
Any suggestions on a later model burner which is available and can be fitted into the same cradle.
what software is then needed?

Or do I have to buy OEM reco units



Try looking at or, as long as you buy a slimtype drive, it will fit in your Dell harness and slide right in, prices also very under 80 dollars.