are all laptop optical drive sthe same ?

  iqs 10:56 24 Jul 2010
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Hi,

I have a compaq laptop which has a faulty DVDRW.
The connection is IDE,so will any make of internal laptop DVDRW fit my model ?

Cheers

  Miké 12:38 24 Jul 2010

I would get the exact make and model of the drive (from device manager) then google for a direct replacement.

"The connection is IDE,so will any make of internal laptop DVDRW fit my model ?"

No all current drives are sata and will not be suitable.

  Miké 12:42 24 Jul 2010
  retep888™ 12:54 24 Jul 2010

they're not all the same, your best option is either get one (new or used ) from ebay or buy a USB external DVD-RW.

  iqs 16:33 24 Jul 2010

Hi,

Thank you for the advice and link.
I am currently watching a DVD RW on ebay,which was from the same model as mine.
Hopefully it will suffice,if not ,I will try the company recommended via Miké

Thanks again to you both

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