Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:38 AM
I agree. For a laptop it's easy to buy an external with a USB connection.
I've just replaced the DVD/CD re-writer in my old Compaq desktop.....but the choice for these is much greater, of course. I also 'upgraded' the CD re-writer in my even older Dell laptop for a DVD/CD model, but then the bay was already there to start with.
Cost all of around £6 GBP on eBay, since these had always been available for the old Inspirons from day one; mine didn't come with one, because it was a lower-spec model when we originally bought it 16 years ago.
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