Help Will an external CD Rom drive do what I need

  Old Town Steve 13:38 26 Jan 2006


My Cd rom has given up the ghost and I want to buy an external one to connect via USB. (I know it is chaeper to fit an internal one, but I would rather not open up my computer)! Anyway my question is will the external CD rom do all I need, which is only to install new software, and to play and record musuc CD's. Any help would be appreciated.

  PaulB2005 13:47 26 Jan 2006


However fitting an internal one might be easier than you think.

  Gongoozler 14:38 26 Jan 2006

As PaulB2005 says, fitting an internal drive is quite straightforward. Generally it's a matter of removing 2 screws either side of the drive and unplugging 2 or 3 connectors, removing the old drive and reversing the procedure to fit the new one.

  stubrow 15:01 26 Jan 2006

i must agree with paulb and gongoozler and while your doing it why not upgrade to a dvd burner theyre so cheap.

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