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Replace a DVD drive in a laptop


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#1 Lady_Vi

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 12:31 PM

I have an Acer Aspire 8730 laptop and the DVD drive has quit working. (Optiarc DVD RW AD-7580S ATA Device). It will not open most of the time and when I do get it open it will not play any disk. I have been trying to find a replacement drive but can not find one for it. Seems like there is hundreds for every other laptop but mine (LOL Just My Luck).
Just woundering is the a universal one or another one that would work for me?
Thanks for your help in advance!.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 12:48 PM

Hello and welcome to the form!

Googling it I found quite a few for about 60 bucks.
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Posted 10 May 2011 - 12:52 PM

hi ,found a few on e-bay ,you might consider buying a external usb dvd instead .
ebay = http://desc.shop.ebay.ca/i.html?_nkw=Aspire+8730+cd+drive+&_sacat=58058&_dmpt=Laptop_Batteries&_odkw=Aspire+8730&_osacat=58058&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313&LH_TitleDesc=1



external usb dvd
http://www.newegg.ca/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=420&name=External-CD-DVD-Drives

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