[QUOTE=chef;2039102]Find out if your Laptop CAN recognize a dvd burner even first…[/QUOTE]No need to worry about this chef.
I’m running NEC 6650 on a 8+ years old (CompaQ 440) lappy.
Note, my guess OP’s Philips Lifebook is using $845 chipset.
The problem here is to find a Â½’’ DVD burner that supports [I]Liggy’s [/I]or [I]codeguys[/I] bootcode flasher in case you’ll need to switch drive IDE position, example.
[I]kontschi, [/I]look for NEC 7550 burner.
BTW, Liggy&Dee-27 also have a very good firmware support for NEC/Optiarc drives.