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Dvd writer what writer should I look for to fit my expansion drive

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I stick with Pioneer at the moment. I've had so much trouble with many other brands, but Pioneer drives seem very good at writing even low quality discs which tends to be an indication of a good drive.

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Is there any way to add a dvd r+- writer drive to my compaq 1503sw. If so, what should I look for to fit my expansion drive

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Jan 20, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario SR1503wm PC Desktop

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I have a compaq presario SR2150NX and i need to replace the CD drive. What should i buy

The solution is that do not replace the cd drive !!
You could buy a new DVD writer drive which can be very useful.
You can use both "cd drive" and the new "dvd drive" at a time.
New DVD drive comes only for rs.1200/- to 1500/- .(LG,Samsumg or moserbaer).

Yes ! you can operate them normally as usual.
Only call your computer engg. to make connections or the shopman to fit the dvd and cd drive.

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If thats not the case in your case, with your case (lol)Go to Google or DogPile and ask how to remove the slot cover on an Acer Case.
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