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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by helpalan512, Jun 1, 2006.

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  1. helpalan512

    helpalan512 Thread Starter

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    i am thinking about purchasing a new dvd rom drive, because i only have a cd rom. i am fairly helpless when it comes to computers, but i want to know if it is difficult to install the dvd rom drive myself or if i should pay for someone to do it for me. also any recommendations on what dvd rom to buy? help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. danmcman

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    DVD roms are very inexpencive.. This Sony http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=172460 is only $26. I might suggest going ahead and getting a DVD-RW drive if you are going to upgrade. You can get a Sony for under $50 through ZipZoomFly or NewEgg. Something like http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=172472 for $39.99. It may come in handy someday if you ever want to back up some pictures/music/files.

    As for installation, you just need to plug it in just like your old CD-Rom was. Its pretty easy to see once you crack open your case. The pins only fit one way on the device, so its hard to mess that up.. and Windows should recognize the new device and load the drivers for you.

    Good luck! ;)
     
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