Solved: Replacing a Dvd Burner or whatever its called

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neenharper

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Hi! It's been awhile since I came here. But I have a question to ask.
Replacing a drive that doesn't read blank dvds. It reads dvds just fine.
I've been using an external dvd writer for some time now. But now its making
noises and some of my dvds just skips when I try to watch them.

I updated or upgraded the dvd burner but it still did not work.
The old one that was already in there.

My computer is a windows xp desktop. Dell Inspiron 530.

I wanted to know how to replace the dvd drive.

Do you have to buy the exact same kind???
Do I need to install something after??

I looked at an old computer in which the drive was never used
but the plugs look different at the back.

What kind should I get???
I want a faster dvd burner drive. I don't know what it's called.
 

TheShooter93

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Here are the specs for your machine.

Here is the manual for that machine.

You may want to bookmark these for future reference.

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Some simple instructions on how to install a CD/DVD drive can be found here.

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You don't have to purchase the same kind of CD/DVD drive, but for that machine, you'll have to make sure it's a SATA drive.

What brand you purchase is up to you depending on finances and specific needs.

If you want to give a budget and more information some suggestions could be made.
 

neenharper

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Wow, that was quick.
Are all sata plugs the same??
Is there anything important I need to know before replacing it??

I'll just order any kind of drive that says sata on it.
 

neenharper

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Anyone???

To TheShooter93 Thanks for all the info.
Have a lot to read now. :D
 

TheShooter93

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You don't want to get a low-quality drive, because then it may break in no time.

You also want to make sure you're able to both read and write using the drive.

That's why I was asking if you had any specific needs or budget to stick to.
 

neenharper

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To TheShooter93.
Okay, I have no idea at the moment.
New Lite On IHAS 324-98 says read & write.
Will it break easy??
I have been looking at them.
 

neenharper

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Or you show me. :D
The item has to be in Canada.
So, it can get to me early.
Leave me some links. :p
 

DoubleHelix

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If my conversion is correct, that drive is over $50. That's ridiculous unless you have crazy prices in Canada. They're $20 in the US. I wouldn't buy computer parts from eBay. Go to Newegg.
 
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