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laptop dvd-thing -> desktop?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TimoDude, Oct 30, 2010.

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  1. TimoDude

    TimoDude Thread Starter

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    yo dudes,

    first of all, thank you for the free help i can get here.

    this is the problem: i have a desktop pc, but my dvd-thing is dead. I have a dead laptop too and I unscrewed it completely, I salvaged the dvd-thing(which works) but there doesn't seem to be a way to connect it to my desktop motherboard.

    can it be done?
    :confused:

    thank you
     
  2. leroys1000

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    If it is a standard ide laptop drive,you could use a slim drive
    to IDE adapter.
    Something like this..............
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Laptop-Notebook-Slim-CD-DVD-Rom-Drive-IDE-Adapter-/190391546425?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c54387239
    Or an external case...........
    http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_trkparms=65%253A12%257C66%253A2%257C39%253A1%257C72%253A4410&_nkw=slim+drive+case&_dmpt=PCC_Drives_Storage_Internal&_sop=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
    Probably cheaper and easier to use the external case as you would need some kind
    of 5.25" bay adapter to mount the drive in the computer.
    Replacement drivers aren't that expensive nowadays either.
    You can get a DVD burner for about $20 on newegg.com.
     
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