I just want to know if this will read data cd s ,example the windows i want to install on it ,in case wondering its a ebay purchase on its way and comes with no os,so im trying to get what i need in advance,ive been googling to death but cant get a definitive answer on if that dvd device will read the windows cd or not,which probably means its a stupid question ,but id sure appreciate an answer thanks in advance
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Re: t23 coming with a 27L4355 dvd drive
I did a little research, at this auction you can see a picture of it's front and as you can see there's only DVD-Rom sign on it. If it's able to write CD-s there supposed to be a logo like this or if it's a reader only than this logo. This could be a coincidence, but the fact that this laptop is from the times when DVD drives were quite new and a few were really existed wich were only dvd readers, those were the very first models, didn't last long on the market, but a few do still exist. So I say, there's a fat chance that it won't work with CD-s.
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(WinXP example; Start > Right-click on My Computer > Left-click on Properties > Left-click on Hardware tab > Left-click on Device Manager)
Left-click on the + sign next to - DVD/CD_ROM drives. Right-click on the NAME of the CD/DVD drive.
Left-click on Uninstall.
(A 'Squawk Box' will come up, "Warning you are about to uninstall this device. It is OK. Click on OK)
Close all windows, go back to your desktop screen, restart your computer.
(WinXP; Start > Turn Off Computer > Restart)
When Windows fully loads, there should be a 'pop-up' out of the system tray, "Found new hardware device", and perhaps another one, "Found CD/DVD drive xxxxx"
This 'slaps Windows around', and makes it find the address to the optical drive drivers.
No? Didn't work? Then suggest you post the motherboard manufacturer name, and model number.
Or; post the computer manufacturer name, and model number.
(Model number is on the back of the computer, next to the Windows product key; or up on the side of the computer tower. Some older models have a swing door in the Front Panel, and once opened the model number is down in there)
Also post what Operating System you are using. (Windows XP, and Windows 7 are two examples of an O/S)
I'll see if optical drive drivers are available, and guide you in downloading AND installing.
There are many possible reasons for a blue screen at windows xp.the most likely ones are:damaged windows instalation - in which case you will need to reinstall windows.damaged physical drive - in which case you would need to get a new hard drivethe OS cannot access memory - could be RAM memory or HDD. I'm guessing you would just need to re-install the windows. You are most likely to lose all data.
Your DVD-ROM drive will also play CD's. You can also easily remove it and replace it with a CD-ROM drive if you like. Simply open the case, unscrew the DVD-ROM, remove the power and data cables from the back and pull it out through the front of the case. Installing the CD-ROM just involves doing this in the reverse order. Make sure your computer is off and unplugged during this process.
When purchasing a new drive be sure to understand the many formats available: DVD, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW are a few for example. More recent technologies include DVD-DL, HD DVD and Blu-Ray Disc. A decent DVD drive should be able to read and write both "+" and "-" technologies and also support recordable (R) and re-writable (RW) technology. Essentially look for a DVD+/-RW drive if you plan on recording DVD's, or just a plain DVD drive for reading DVD's (movies, games, etc). There are a variety of speeds from 2x-16x for a wide spectrum of users and needs; higher speeds will record faster.
If you have a USB connection on your computer you can use an external drive. The advantage to an exterior drive is that you can use it on other computers as well.
To install an external DVD, just follow the instructions provided with the drive.
To install an internal DVD drive:
Look for a DVD with the letters RW on the box. This is so you can read disks and record them as well. Make sure the speed rating is 16X and that the DVD is dual layer so that it takes care of the latest technology.
Read the instructions that come with the DVD. It may require you to load the provided CD software before installing the DVD player. Leave the disk in your CD ROM player for the rest of the procedure.
Disconnect the power cord from the back of the computer (goes to the wall socket of your house.)
Open the case of the computer.
Locate the hard disk or CD drive. Most have two connections and can only be snapped in place one way. One connection is for data and one for power.
Check to see if your computer mounts the DVD/CD ROM drives from the inside or if they are pushed through the front panel (you may have to remove the plastic panel on some models.)
Carefully remove the plastic “knock-off?? cover on the outside of your computer. Make sure you do this only when you are ready to install the DVD drive.
Slide the DVD drive into an empty compartment or bay. If it’s an older computer you can secure it with screws that come with the DVD drive. Many newer computers have spring clips to secure the drive in place.
Connect the DVD drive to the data cable. The data cable is wide like a ribbon and is also called a ribbon cable and has a red stripe on one side. There are two or three connectors on the data cable. One is connected to the circuit board, one is connected to your CD drive or hard disk and one in the middle (optional third connector) is usually not connected to anything. Use the middle connector for the DVD drive. If your data cable only has two connectors replace it with the one that is generally included with the new drive.
Hook the DVD to the power connector. This is a normal round looking cable. There are usually several power connectors in the computer.
If you don’t have an available power connector, then you can buy a “Y?? connector to hook up to the existing power cable. Unhook the power connector and hook it to one side of the “Y?? and hook the DVD to the other side of the “Y??.
Re-assemble the cover and plug the computer back in.
When you run Windows up it should look for the drivers for the new DVD player and automatically locate and load them from the CD ROM that you left in the CD player from the first step.
While it's not legal to download, and burn DVD's illegally, if your rom has issues reading burned DVD / CD data, your drive may be faulty, or just needs to be blown out. Use a can of compressed air available from most office supply stores and blow any dust or debris out of the drive. Be careful not to touch the Lense, they are quite delacate.
If your drive still fails to read burned media, but does fine with normal media, the drive may not be able to read burned media at all, and you will need to replace it to do so.