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Replacement of failed DVD laser

My DVD will not load DVD's but will run CD's and audio and data. I was informed that it was most likley a failed DVD laser. Do you replace the laser or should it be the whole drive? If so how didicult is either job?

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Re: Replacement of failed DVD laser

As DVD Burners are so cheap, it is much more economical to buy a new burner and install it (also much easier!).

To replace the burner - you open the case - disconnect the cables to the drive - remove 4 screws holding it in (2 on each side) - then slide it out the front. Rplacement is a reversal of teh above instructions.

BEWARE - Static electricity will kill ANY electronic component that gets zapped. Make sure you earth yorself before you touch anything inside the case and try to keep yourself earthed by keeping contact with your arms and the chassis - including when you remove and replace the cables!

Basically a very easy process to complete as long as you do not Zap anything.

Good luck.

Posted on Apr 25, 2008

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