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#1 myangel2673

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 01:01 AM

Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/511264/is-it-possible-my-cd-drive-is-broken/ - Hamluis.

 

How do I find info for replacing CD/DVD drive? Mine is not reading anything put into it. Have Toshiba Satellite laptop L775D about 2yrs old. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 08:36 AM

See this pic. Turn the computer over and remove the battery. Remove the screw shown and pull out the drive.



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 06:56 PM

Thanks John C.!! It worked beautifully!! Who'd a thunk it!! Now just put new one in and tighten screw??



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:39 PM

Look at the model number on the tag. Do a search in ebay. You may have to replace the plastic bezel on the front. Be careful removing it. Here is a toshiba L755 but be sure the model number is the same.

 

Edit: The drive may be bare. You would need to use the existing front bezel on your bad drive and put it on the new one. Different bezels use different methods of attachment.

 

 


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 12:38 AM

Thanks John C_21! Went to site you gave and ordered it after making sure model number is the same. Your video was just perfect. Will let you know how it turns out! Thanks a million! 



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 05:13 PM

Just received DVD/CD writer and going to replace old one. The new one has a plastic bezel on it but it's little different than original. The other thing is the model number is same as original, TS-633 but new one label in smaller print says TS-L633R/HPMHF ver.R. The old one says ver.F.  Is this going to make a difference? Do you think I should try it? Would appreciate any insight regarding this difference. You've been great help!



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 05:57 PM

You can install it. Look at the bezel and see how it fits with the rest of the computer or if there is any interference. If not, try it out and see if it works. If it works then you can replace the bezel or have somebody with experience do it if you are not comfortable doing it.

Edit: If the bezel that came with the drive looks fine with the drive installed then I would keep it IMHO.

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 08:28 PM

Seems to be working. I'm installing recovery discs from Toshiba. Hopefully this will solve the problem and will be able to use computer for more than a doorstop!:)

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 08:33 PM

That is good to know. Glad the new drive is working for you. How does the bezel plate look with the drive installed?

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 09:23 AM

New CD/DVD drive works! But... I was only able to get computer to load 3 of the 4 recovery disks from Toshiba. Thr 4th disk tried to load for an hour. Then the message appeared saying couldn't find CD/DVD or DVD was empty. More confused than ever now. Clearly the drive works. So what's next? Btw bezel plate was fine. Left it as it was, it just was set in a little farther. Looks ok!  :smash:



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 10:48 AM

The 4th disk is probably bad.  You will either have to call Toshiba for a new set or you can try to recover the disk by reading it with Imgburn. It may or may not work. Download Imgburn. When installing make sure you opt out of any optional software you do not want. Create a disk image. Select the lowest read speed you can. This will create an iso file. Then write the iso file to a new disk. Select a write speed of 4X if possible. Sometimes the write speed will default to what is possible. It may be higher than 4X. Hopefully this will give you a good disk. If not you will need to call Toshiba.

 

If you are trying to go back to a factory condition with all programs you installed gone, the computer may still have it's Recovery Partition. Backup all of your important data including any bookmarks and then do a factory reset.






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