Laptop Drives

  Lady Lara 15:13 01 Mar 2007

Are DVD Rom Drives universal for laptops (with a different mount/connection). My Compaq EVO N115 CD Drive has given up the ghost and I plan on replacing it with a DVD/CD RW.


  crosstrainer 15:25 01 Mar 2007

Sadly no... although they work in the same way as the drives you find in desktop PC's, they have to fit into a much smaller space, and are of different dimensions, have googled it, but can find nothing that I could say with certainty would may have to bite the bullet and contact compaq direct..laptops are harder to replace parts on than desktops

  crosstrainer 15:26 01 Mar 2007

You might be able to get around the problem by buying an external dvdrw, (usb) kind of defeats the idea of a laptop though.

  crosstrainer 15:35 01 Mar 2007

You may fin a drive that will fit click here but you will have to be sure before you buy that connections are the same...if your laptop is under warranty then opening it will invalidate this...if not, you could remove it and talk to the people at the posted link above.

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