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T23 coming with a 27L4355 dvd drive

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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  • chadeech Nov 25, 2008

    if it said cd/dvd i would agree it will work however its discription is dvd only

    as for age it is teh same drive right up to the earlier models t41 etc

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Hello!

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.

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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All cd/dvd drives can read data cds.

Install cds and dvds for operating system installs are in data format.

If the drive is working properly, this will be no problem.

BTW, there's so such thing as a stupid question

'Hope this helps.

Lynne

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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