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DVD-drive broke - where can I buy another one like this?

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#1 krs000a


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 03:28 AM

My DVD-drive has stopped working and I need to buy a new one. It doesn't have to be the same model number, but I need to find one that has the exact same dimensions and connects the same way etc. as the broken one, to ensure it will fit into my computer (this is not a standard desktop or laptop). This is what the broken drive's label says:
At first I thought 535122-4D1 might be the model number, but at the bottom it does say "Model No. BC-5600S" so I guess tha is the model number. I'll attach a photo of the drive, so you can see exactly what kind of drive it is (it's the kind that doesn't have a tray, you just insert the disc into a slit).

Pic link: https://ibb.co/kZBk2v

I am completely illiterate when it comes to these kind of things like internal hardware, so can someone please direct me to an Amazon-link (for example) where I can buy a drive that is essentially the same like the broken one; i.e. same physical dimensions, same kind of cable connections, and a slit where you insert the disc, not a tray. Again, it does not necessarily need to be the same make and model (actually, I did check for that very same model and it was sold for 400 some dollars).

However, the new drive does not need to play BluRays, it also doesn't have to have burning capabilities, just as long as it reads CDs and DVDs is enough for me. Of course, if it does play BluRays and can write discs too, that isn't a problem either.


Thank you for any suggestions.

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 03:39 AM

Looks like standard slim drive. This seems to be same model http://www.sony-optiarc.us/endoflifeproducts/bluraydrives/slim/bluraycombo/bc5600s.html

You are looking for slot loading 12.7mm slim drive with SATA.

So one possible replacement may be https://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-Technology-SOD03-12-7mm-Component/dp/B01FM8I2AY/ref=sr_1_7

I'd like confirmation from other users however.

#3 rqt


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 04:46 AM

It a standard 12.7mm high SATA Blu-Ray combo drive



Internal 12.7mm high SATA optical drives are widely available, but the tray loading type is much easier to find & generally cheaper - such as:-


(DVD RW drive so no Blu-Ray reading, but cheap as chips)

#4 krs000a

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 02:07 AM

Thanks for your replies!

But it must be the kind of drive without a tray. Can someone please confirm if the drive in Drillingmachine's Amazon-link is essentially the same as my broken drive? (size-wise and the type of cable used to connect it?)

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