Alright, i don't know exactly where to start with this so i guess i'll just start from the beginning. I bought a gateway mp6954 refurb from tigerdirect about 2 years ago (probably not the best but the computer does most of what i want it to, except for that blasted dvd drive).
The drive will not read any DVD discs and according to
in thread http://club.cdfreaks.com/f34/cd-dvd-drive-268507/ i am assuming the drive is pretty much toast.
I've gotten around this problem with an external drive, but it doesn't burn dual layer discs and i would prefer something that is a little easier to transport (like inside the laptop easy...). I would love to click through every single post and research every single replacement that is listed on this site, but, alas, i don't have that kind of time and i don't know much about what i am looking for.
So, with that said, i would like an internal replacement that burns dual layer dvds (preferably one that performs well with any kind of disc i care to think of) but also (if possible) one that actually fits as close to flush as possible in my gateway mp6954. (gateway gave me a site to get that same exact model, but who wants to get that abhorrent model for like 450 dollars...).
checking the properties of the drive in device manager it tells me that it is at location 0 and under the details tab it says "IDE/(drive name)___AX03(and a bunch of other stuff)".
Since this is my first post, if i have done anything wrong (or failed to click on a thread that gave me my answer) or i am missing pertinent information please let me know. Any help is greatly appreciated.