Need to replace DVD writer in Dell Vostro 200- A little help please?

  buel 20:31 06 Feb 2014

Hi, I had one of my first hardware experiences last night when I added a HD to be my second HD in a Dell Vostro 200, it was extremely easy.

Now I would like to try to replace the faulty DVD writer. I put Dell Vostro 200 DVD writer in to ebay and it did not bring up a result. So I have two questions: 1. Will I have to buy direct from Dell/does it have to be a Dell specific burner/writer? 2. Will it be fairly simple to fit?

Thank you in advance.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:50 06 Feb 2014

A DVD writer is now essentially a sata device

Any DVD writer should fit and its just a matter of connecting the leads as you did the hard drive.

  lotvic 21:44 06 Feb 2014

In the manual (you d/loaded in last Thread) - Removing and Installing Parts - Drives - Optical Drive (pages 143 to 149)

  buel 22:46 06 Feb 2014

Great! Thanks for that. So even one like this would be ok: click here know that you get what you pay for but what would be an acceptable price to pay for a DVD writer from, say, ebuyer?


  rdave13 22:51 06 Feb 2014

buel , be careful, the one you linked to is a 'reader'.

  buel 07:19 07 Feb 2014

Apologies, it was way past my bedtime! :)

How about this one: click here question, though, regarding price I should pay, please?


  andy85 08:43 07 Feb 2014

Hi buel,

All DVD Drive are pretty much the same, Don't send over £15 for one. This DVD RW would work just fine.

  buel 14:44 07 Feb 2014

Thank you so much!! I have ordered two!!

  mart7 15:51 08 Feb 2014

DVD drives really arent the same,in order of reliability,accuracy and disc compatibility

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