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I want to replace the lightscribe DVD player with a new one, is there a video to show how this is done?
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HP Support > Pavilion a6130n Desktop PC > Main Support page,
How to > Adding / Replacing hardware > Opening the PC Case,
Back page; Adding / Replacing hardware > Removing the Front Cover,
Back page; Adding / Replacing hardware > Adding or Replacing a CD or DVD Drive,
This is an example of a SATA data cable,
Note the L-shape inside the cable's connector.
It also shows a SATA connector for the motherboard.
Note the L-shape on the connector. The optical drive (CD/DVD drive) also has this L-shape on it's connector.
(SATA connectors on the motherboard come in various colors. Color signifies what SATA connector it may be. SATA0, or SATA1, or SATA2, etc.)
Between a SATA data cable's connector, and a SATA power cable's connector, the SATA power cable connector is the larger of the two.
SATA data cable connector has 7-pins. (Contact pins)
SATA power cable has 15-pins. (Contact pins)
Example of a SATA power cable,
A SATA data cable connector, and a SATA power cable connector, may have a small 'bump' on them, that you depress with your thumb, when installing the cable, or removing. The 'bump' is a Lock.
Usually the cable end going to a harddrive, or an optical drive; will be a 90 degree Elbow.
The straight end connector plugs into the motherboard.
A Top View look at the motherboard in your computer,
HP Support main page > Product information > Product specifications > Motherboard specifications, MCP61PM-HM (Nettle2),
View shown has NO hardware on the motherboard.
(Processor, Ram Memory, etc)
The long Blue, and Black slots, with the White Lock 'ears', are Ram Memory slots.
The SATA connectors on the motherboard, are to the bottom/right corner, of the Number 3 and Number 4 ram memory slots. (Blue)
Yellow, Blue, White, and Black.
Scroll down, and click on the + sign to the left of the blue -
Using this illustration you can see;
Yellow SATA connector is SATA4 <-
Blue SATA connector is SATA3
White SATA connector is SATA2
Black SATA connector is SATA1
Due to standards set by JEDEC, and generally followed by all; the harddrive is plugged into SATA1.
HOWEVER, you can plug your optical drive, or drives, or harddrive, or harddrives; into ANY SATA connector on the motherboard that you want to.
The beauty of SATA is that BIOS will find the drive, NO matter what SATA connector on the motherboard you plug into.
Harddrive, or optical drive.
For clarification on anything I have stated above, or for additional questions; please post in a Comment.
Posted on Nov 06, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: hp pavillion dv6835nr dvd player
Try this, put a DVD movie in the drive, then open windows explorer (Right click the start button, click explore) then see if you can read the DVD files on the DVD.
If you cannot browse the DVD then the DVD optics of the drive have failed and you will need to replace the drive.
Posted on May 17, 2008
Remove the Phillips PM2.5x7.0 screw (1) that secures the optical drive to the computer
Insert a thin tool, such as a paper clip, into the media tray release hole (2). (The optical drive media tray release from the optical drive)
Use the media tray frame to slide the optical drive (3) to the left.
Remove the optical drive.
You can download the complete manual here:
Posted on Jul 22, 2008
Go to control panel /system / hardware tab , then click on device manager then find your dvd/cd drive right click on that and select properties. there should be several tabs the one you want will be named dvd region or something like that.
some drives will only let you change the region a couple of times
Posted on Jul 25, 2010
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