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Buying A New Cd Drive


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#1 enfranr

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 10:35 AM

I need to buy a new CD drive for my computer. I've looked on Dell, and the long lists are very confusing...

I saw this one -

http://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna/produ...p;sku=429-12542

Because it doesn't have a list of Dell computers it's compatible with, does that mean it's compatible with all Dell computers?
Also, I am looking at the right thing, right? I want the drive to be able to load CDs (for example, Games).

Thanks for any help!

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 01:26 PM

You don't have to stick with Dell. Optical drives are interchangeable. You just have to make sure it has the same interface. What is the model of your Dell?
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Posted 01 June 2008 - 10:59 AM

I have a Dimension DXP061.

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 11:46 AM

Couple more questions. Where is this computer from, Europe? Is it a laptop or desktop? The link you gave was for a laptop drive. This will determine what you need. There should be a Service tag number on the back. Please include that
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Posted 01 June 2008 - 01:48 PM

It is from Europe. It's a desktop. And the service tag is - CB8ZS2J

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 02:50 PM

You can go anywhere and get any brand you want, you don't have to stay with Dell. Probably save some money. Like I said, the link you provided was for a laptop drive. You want one for a desktop. The important thing being it is a SATA cable interface. I'm not familiar with stores or online stores in your region. I offer this link so you have an idea of what I'm talking about http://www.newegg.com/Product Just click on the picture to get different angles of what it looks like
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Posted 01 June 2008 - 04:39 PM

Ok. Thank you very much for all your help! :thumbsup:




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