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#1 Big Geoff

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 09:10 AM

Hi & Seasons Greetings to all. Could anyone tell me if I can replace my daughters Cd Writer (Broken) with any other brand of Cd Writer.
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Posted 26 December 2006 - 09:19 AM

In general the answer is YES. To be sure we'd have to know the make and model of the computer (or the old, broken CD writer) and the new CD writer.

But, have you tested the CD writer to verify that it's the problem? If not, try this free, standalone software (no installation required) to see if it'll burn files for you: http://www.silentnight2004.com/microburner.html

If it works, then the problem isn't with the CD hardware.
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Posted 26 December 2006 - 10:09 AM

Thanks usasma for fast reply The make of Computer i Packard Bell the Modlel not sure but i've got a number for the receipt she has & it states IM5053. The draw on the cd tray has broken altogether so all thats required is an exchange. I just wanted to know before I purchased a new one
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Posted 26 December 2006 - 11:04 AM

Generally, with the Packard Bells you'll be able to exchange it for a newer one very easily. But, since I haven't seen a Packard Bell in quite a while - there may be problems with models that offer more advanced features (since the older model BIOS may not be able to support it).

Interesting to note is that Packard Bell doesn't seem to be doing business in the USA any longer - although their products are available in the UK. My first Windows computer was a Packard Bell (and I've still got the floppy drive that came in it!).

I believe that this is a link to your computer: http://support.packardbell.com/uk/item/ind...p;pn=P700401101

And, if so, here's a link to the drive: http://support.packardbell.com/uk/item/ind...;ppn=P700401101

It's a common drive and most other CD/DVD drives should fit. Just make sure that it's got the IDE, EIDE, or PATA interface and NOT the Serial ATA or SATA interface.
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