Replacing CD writer with DVD writer

  terryr48 15:37 31 Jul 2004

If I want to replace my cd writer with a dvd writer is it just a case of removing one for another and can anybody recommend a decent dvd writer? Thanks

  pj123 15:52 31 Jul 2004

Technically, yes. Just make sure the DVD jumpers are set the same as the CD/RW jumpers. I have the LG Multi Format DVD/RW (I think it is the 4080 but has new been superceded) No problems with it and no coasters either.

  pj123 15:54 31 Jul 2004

Here's a link for you.

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  stalion 15:55 31 Jul 2004

you might want to think about a dual layer dvd burner as these are now available

  woodchip 16:05 31 Jul 2004

the jumper is on the end of the drive normally about 6 pins with two covered with a jumper, this is normally set to master jumper on a new drive ,set it to slave if it's on the same ribbon cable as your hard drive check the old drive jumper, on the top of the drive there is a small diagram on the jumper settings. And set it to the same settings, as above check the diagram as they may be different.

  woodchip 16:07 31 Jul 2004

PS check RED wire on OLD drive, these should go toward each other, power and ribbon cable red wire face toward each other

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