I have an ASUS M6000 R laptop whose DVD writer slot in drive is a Matsushita UJ-831B. I see these drives advertised for $70 - 100 approx but on contacting ASUS here in Australia I was told the replacement would cost $400 ASD. Can you help please?
I gather that there are UJ-831B s of different sort depending on the machine they are to be fitted to. But the photos on the web all look very much the same.
One the drive are the following numbers
1 small label
AS DVD - DUAL KME
Bar code here
MANUFACTURED : JANUARY 2005
SERIAL NO. 5ABHA091866 AL2-A
Model No. UJ-831B
Laptop Main Body
It seems to me that the main differences are in the edge that is visible once fitted into the laptop and whether it conforms to the shape of the casing.
I would be most grateful to know if I can get hold of one of these DVD Burners without paying the astronomical price asked by ASUS. They seem to make great machines but their service attitude leaves a bit to be desired !!
yours with thanks in advance
Philip - Brisbane