Replacing a laptop drive. Need help

vbimport

#1

Hi there.
My laptop dvd drive needs replacing because it’s a piece of S%#T. It has never worked right and i believe everyone who’s tried to flash the firmware just gets more problems. So I’m finally going to replace it with a completely different brand, if I can.
Does anyone have any suggestions or helpful tips about replacing?
My current drive is a Samsung TS-L532A i think it’s a slim drive?
Can I just replace it with any drive that’s the same shape? If so, what is the technical name for this type / shape of drive?
and does anyone have any suggestions / recommendations about specific drives I could replace it with?
any info would be helpful.

Thanks


#2

http://club.cdfreaks.com/f61/dvd-rw-panasonic-vs-toshiba-vs-lg-243167/
:wink:


#3

Try checking out Newegg.com for their slimline DVD burners. Great prices for some of the better drives. And it’s pretty easy to change it, usually a single screww underneath the laptop, then pul out.


#4

@ confuzed666,

Suggest using Google Search (http://www.google.com). For example below is information obtained by simple Google Search ->

http://repair4laptop.org/notebook_optical_drive_cd_dvd_mo.html

http://www.bixnet.com/lapexcddriv.html

http://www.laptopka.com/2006/04/28/remove-replace-dvd-cd-rom-drive

Regards,
bjkg


#5

Thanks for all the help guys.
I think I’m gona go for one of the LG burners, but I’ve heard there can be some problems when changing drives.
Is there anything I should know about the drive being master or slave? or any other things that could go wrong when changing the drive?
Or are most drives just very easily swappable?