Laptop drive bay compatibility?

  Pauper 08:55 02 Dec 2007
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Morning all,

I've just got my hands on a cheap laptop (Evo 620C), and would like to change the DVD drive for a DVDRW, the problem is that I have no idea about drive compatibility.

Are DVD drive bays in laptops of a generic design, or do they vary between manufacturers? Obviously there will be bezel issues between machines, but this may be solvable by using the existing drives bezel if the drives themselves are generic.

Does anyone have any info on this please?

Thanks,
P

  Pauper 10:54 02 Dec 2007

Thanks for the info, that's pretty much what I thought the answer would be.

I've got a couple of links for new drives, but I'm hoping to pick up a cheapy off fleabay so just needed to know how restricted I will be regarding compatibility.

Cheers.

  Pauper 11:47 02 Dec 2007

tick d box.....

  Pauper 08:25 03 Dec 2007

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  Pauper 10:27 03 Dec 2007

oops - I was hitting 'post reply' instead - does it show that I haven't been here for a while ??

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