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replacing laptop dvd drive - compatibility question


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#1 Nonya

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 09:11 PM

The optics on the Toshiba TS-L632H DVD +-RW Slim drive in my DELL Inspiron 1525 crapped out (won't read any media). Diagnostics (laptop and web tools for DVD drives) say it's fine and I checked the driver update then uninstalled and rebooted but it still just buzzes and the light flashes continually without accessing anything on the discs.
A friend upgraded his HP Pavilion laptop DVD drive and the one he replaced is a TS-L632 (which was still working fine). He offered to give it to me but I wanted to ask if anyone knows, can I just swap the broken 632H from my Inspiron for the one from his Pavilion, switch bezels and everything will work?! I figured the DVD drive and Inspiron won't know the diff, but don't know what all the issues might be including whether the plugs would be diff (12.7mm PATA /SATA/IDE/Proprietary) or if the "H" suffix is important.......
Anyway, thanks in advance for any advice.............

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 09:20 PM

If the connection is the same, then it should work. With those connections, they only plug in one way and you cant mix and match-if it plugs in, then in theory it should work. If they arnt compatible, they wont even plug in.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 03:07 AM

Well thanks for the reply Patriot. I'll check to see if the one from the HP has an IDE interface and go from there.......

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 04:31 AM

good old Dell will make it as hard as possible for it not to work for you .i once had a older Dell laptop and a toshiba dvd ,same plug type ,it fit perfict but the Dell would't load it up,until i found info on the web to cross and solder pins 27 and 49[i think that was the #'s]anywa after doing so laptop reconized it and loaded drivers and it worked fine

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 06:55 PM

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