fitting dvd drive

  beb 15:25 16 Aug 2005

i wish to remove my cd drive and install a dvd drive is it a case of taking one out and putting one in or have you got to update or install drivers etc ....any help much appriciated .

  SurfMonkey _#:@}™ 15:52 16 Aug 2005

basically take the old one out set the jumper on rear of new one to slave put the new one in boot start up windows and windows should recognise the drive then install any dvd playing software that came with the dvd drive to be able to play dvd`s easy peasy

  BurrWalnut 15:56 16 Aug 2005

I would suggest you set the jumper as per the old drive, which won't necessarily be slave.

  pj123 15:58 16 Aug 2005

Yes, it is as simple as that. But why not go for a DVD Rewriter instead? So cheap now.

It will read CDs DVDs and also write to CD and DVD.

The one I have is the LG GSA4163B now as low as £17.

click here

  j3nks 16:01 16 Aug 2005

I have changed mine on several ocasions and swop them around from 1 PC to another with no problem, I have never had to load any additional drivers, maybe an issue with say windows 98 but XP should automaticaly recognise it.
You will need to update your burning software to something that can work with DVD

  beb 16:40 16 Aug 2005

all done thanks very much chaps , it was for my sons pc , who has just informed me that he left a cd in the old drive !!! kids eh .

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