DVD drive upgrade

  uncle eric 20:15 30 Jan 2007

Have a 2001 PC with CD writer (E: drive)and also DVD reader (D: drive).

The DVD drive has packed up and I wondered how easy it is to swap it for a DVD writer (I want to keep the CD writer)?

Is it just a case of take the old DVD drive out and replace it with new?

Are cable connections the same?

Will it work immediately or do I have to do anything to the op system?

  Ho-Lin-Sok 20:37 30 Jan 2007

Should just swap, you need to make sure the jumper on the new drive is set the same as the original DVD drive.

  Strawballs 22:19 30 Jan 2007

click here

As Ho-Lin-Sok has said just swap them over all the connections are the same and on the back of the drive there are 4 sets of 2 pins :::: with a jumper connection 2 of them just make sure the DVD writer that you are installing is the same postion as the DVD rom that you are taking out.

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