Hi,[QUOTE=pbhome;2478987]Have used the nero tool - but not sure what it tells me!! could send txt file report if you need it [/quote]Not sure if the text report gives that information. Look at the “Configuration” tab:
For a drive with “Master” configuration, a replacement can be easily found. In case your own drive behaves like “Slave”, getting a replacement is more difficult.
- I guess I need the local laptop shop from here ? as it should be really simple ( I would imagine) to match the connector
If you know how to remove the drive, then the mechanical part is rather simple. You may have a look into the manual of your laptop if the replacement of components is described. Asus servers seem to be connected via 56k modem at the moment, so I can’t have a look into that. Maybe later
and then do whatever to configure the replacement drive
Unfortunately, a reconfiguration of the drive isn’t always easy, sometimes it’s even impossible (depends on the drive) - at least without soldering. So, it’s better to check the current configuration before purchase of a replacement drive.
If you won’t do all that, then asking a repair workshop isn’t a bad idea at all. They owe you a working system (and drive of course) then.