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CD/DVD Burner For Laptop?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by CyTech, May 15, 2005.

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  1. CyTech

    CyTech Thread Starter

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    Hello Everyone, thank God I was able to find this site again. Lost it awhile back, and just spent the past half hour trying to remember my Username and Password. :eek: :D

    Anyway, I hoping someone can help me out here. I've bought a used Laptop without a burner, and would like to install one. Hard drive is only 12G and that can fill up pretty quickly these days.

    My Laptop is an IBM ThinkPad T20 Model Type: 2647 - 86U

    What I want to know is what kind of burners can I get? Is there such a thing as an external burner? Or is it something that needs to be installed into the computer. For example, I current have a regular disk drive and floppy disk drive that are inserted into a slot (can only use one at a time - interchangeable) and was assuming that burners for laptops came this way as well. I've looked on the IBM website (as I have no manual with this computer) as well as a few other sites as well with no luck. I know I can get a burner, they're just not being specific enough as to exactly what kinds I can use.

    Something tells me that there is a ridiculously easy answer to all this. The problem is...I don't know what it is. :D
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    Internal optical drives are not universal to laptops like they are to desktops. The first question would be did IBM ever make a DVD/CDRW combo drive for this computer. If yes, then you might try searching eBay for a used one. If not, then you'll have to get an external USB burner.
     
  3. CyTech

    CyTech Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your reply DoubleHelix,
    I'm assuming you meant to say desktop. I'm not certain if IBM did make a specific burner of this unit. I'm currently trying to figure that out; I was just on their site. External USB burner? So there are external burners. I'll have to look into that, to see what I can find/learn.

    Thanks again for your help. It at least points me in the right direction.
     
  4. DaveBurnett

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    If it has an internal CD then it will be a TEAC one.
    I use a standard external USB2 DVD reWriter. It does require a mains power supply though.
    Try looking at the IBM web site for a Pukka one for you machine or I think Freecom do a slimline one.
     
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