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Cd Drive For Dell Inspiron 5000 Lap Top

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#1 kevina


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Posted 18 November 2007 - 01:11 AM

can any cd or dvd drive be used in a dell laptop

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 01:32 AM

One way or another, yes. You can use any slim line CD or DVD internally with your laptop, or you can use an external enclosure and drive connecting through a USB port.

Edited by dc3, 18 November 2007 - 01:33 AM.

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 01:41 AM

I have run into issues with replacement slimlines, seems some drives are firmware set for master or slave since they don't come with jumpers

double and triple check compatibility

external usb option is a much better one if there is still any life in the old one, like being able to reinstall the OS from a boot disk

which is what people should save the internals for

Edited by DaChew, 18 November 2007 - 01:42 AM.


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