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cd-rom for my laptop has bit it...need some advice please!

Old 02-18-04, 12:34 PM
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cd-rom for my laptop has bit it...need some advice please!

i own a compaq prosignia 150 laptop and my cd-rom drive has died on me. i'd like to replace it with cd-rw drive, maybe a dvd combo..is that possible? i looked at several online stores to find a replacement, but most of them were either external drives or drives for pc's-- nothing specifically for laptops.

would someone mind offering me some advice? if i can in fact remove and replace my old drive, where can i buy a new one?

any help would be much appreciated! thanks a lot!
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Old 02-18-04, 12:40 PM
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I got some CD-ROMs for an IBM laptop on ebay for much less than I could find anywhere else. Take a look there.
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Old 02-18-04, 01:52 PM
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Well, you could always talk to Compaq, but you're probably not going to like the prices very much.

I'd second X's suggestion - check EBay to see what you can find.

Most laptop drives use a proprietary connector, so it's not something you're likely to find at your local computer store.
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