DVD drive failure swop?

  acerhedge 08:56 18 Mar 2009

Hi. Have a Acer Travelmate 2350 & the:-

'H-L Data Storage model GCA-4080N' -- drive has failed.

An ebayer has one from the same laptop but the drive is a different make:-


Long shot perhaps but does anyone know if they are interchangeable please?

I'm hoping it is like cars & that makers source parts from different places only for supply continuity

  MAJ 10:51 18 Mar 2009

Most laptop optical drives can be replaced, but they need to fit into the slot and they need to be the same interface, sata or pata. Ask your ebay seller, the interface type, the dimensions of his drive and ask him to post or send you a picture of it so you can compare.

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