What to replace my Acer Aspire 4339-2618 internal Panasonic DVD drive?

My Panasonic is kaput, and thinking of upgrading to something else.

Maybe I should just stick with an OEM Panasonic, and not use it to burn with.

It died after 50 disc burns within a period of a week.

I dont need a BluRay burner or player, especially if I can save a few bucks.

I wouldn’t use a laptop slim drive for that recording volume (50 in a week, average ~7 in a day doesn’t seem like much, but eh); I would trust an external normal-sized drive for that.

That said, your internal drive is still broken. Which Panasonic/Matshita model is it? (I’m assuming the drive still technically appears in Windows).

Not showing up in Windows.

D: is not accessible.

Access is denied.

I have a Lite On 52237s CD External and an LG E40L DVD External.

Using the LG for burning now.

But I need to put something in the laptop that works.

[QUOTE=EscapeVelocity;2732427]Not showing up in Windows.

D: is not accessible.

Access is denied.[/QUOTE]

Delete it from device manager,reboot and see if it shows up again unlocked…

OK, Ill try that. Gotta wait for this burn to finish though.

[QUOTE=EscapeVelocity;2732427]Not showing up in Windows.

D: is not accessible.

Access is denied.[/QUOTE]

Sorry; I meant “I assume the drive still technically appears in Device Manager”.

We’ll be waiting to see how you get on with roadworker’s advice. :slight_smile:

Matshita DVD-RAM UJ8A0AS

wait a minute

Weird. It doesnt show up as a Drive when reboot.

But when I insert media it spins up and shows the Drive and the data.

But it seems to be working properly now.

I feel like an idiot.

Maybe there’s just a quirk, but if it works, it works!

No reason to feel like an idiot. Computers are weird, and I never understand the odd things that happen. Maybe a bit of software was installed or a Windows update happened around the time your drive “died”.

A couple of things happened.

Windows update
Avast Program Update
And plugged the LG External in and installed (automatically) the driver.

But at least everything seems to be working well now.